Book Reviews

As with articles, book reviews for the journal should address the book’s contribution to our understanding of English literature and culture, 1660-1700. Books are selected by the book review editor for their contribution to the journal’s mission; we then locate and request a review from a specialist in the field.  Please contact the book review editor if you would like to review a particular book for Restoration or to express interest in reviewing for us in general.

Reviews of single books usually run approximately 1000 words and have no title. When Restoration solicits a review, we generally give a 4- to 6-month window in which to complete the review.

Completed reviews should be submitted in conformity with the most recent Chicago style, be double spaced throughout, and have 1.5-inch margins. Please begin the review with the bibliographic information for the book. We do not include the price of a book with the bibliographic heading.

Completed reviews should be submitted electronically as attachments simultaneously to and Any inquiries concerning book reviews should be addressed to:

Catherine Ingrassia
Book Review Editor, Restoration
Department of English
Box 842005
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 2284-2005