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Complete Poems by John Milton
Book DescriptionJohn Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. His early poems include the devotional 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Comus', a masque, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas'. After Cromwell's death and the dashing of Milton's political hopes, he began composing Paradise Lost, which reflects his profound understanding of politics and power. Written when Milton was at the height of his abilities, this great masterpiece fuses the Christian with the classical in its description of the fall of Man. In Samson Agonistes, Milton's last work, the poet draws a parallel with his own life in the hero's struggle to renew his faith in God.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140433630
(198mm x 129mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Milton
Areopagitica and Other Prose Works, Paperback (December 2016)
Collection of Milton's most significant prose works features the famous tract "Areopagitica," a defense of freedom of speech, plus "Of Education," "Autobiographical Extracts," "The Doctrine and Disciple of Divorce," other essays.
Comus and Other Poems, Paperback (March 2015)
Originally printed in 1904, this book contains a collection of poems by John Milton, drawn from the editions of 1645 and 1673.
Old Nurse's Story, Paperback (February 2015)
A phantom child roams the Northumberland moors, while a host of fairytale characters gone to seed gather in the dark, dark woods...
Areopagitica and Other Writings, Paperback (November 2014)» View all books by John Milton
John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist. This edition of Milton's major prose works includes: Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and the Divorce tracts, as well as the famous 1644 polemical tract on the opposing licensing and censorship, Areopagitica.
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Author Biography - John Milton
John Milton (1608-74) was a master of almost every style of verse, from the pastoral, devotional and tenderly lyrical to the supreme grandeur of his great epic Paradise Lost. John Leonard is currently Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario and has published widely on Milton.
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