By (author) John Milton
Introduction by Professor of Renaissance Studies Gordon Campbell
Milton by John Milton
Book DescriptionJohn Milton wrote poetry of such sublime beauty that he managed, through its universal influence, to transform the character of the English language. From his astonishing epic "Paradise Lost," with its magnificent blank verse and mesmerizing characters, to the tragic brilliance of "Samson Agonistes," Milton engaged the political and religious issues of his troubled times with subtlety and sophistication. His moving elegy Lycidas, written after the untimely drowning death of a friend, has been hailed as the greatest lyric poem in English. The classic shorter works, from the pastoral poems L Allegro and Il Penseroso to the enchanting masque Comus, to the intensely personal sonnets, share the grandeur and vitality of his epics; all serve as continual reminders of the heights the human imagination can achieve. With an introduction by Gordon Campbell. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679409977
(210mm x 140mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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
Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. He was editor of the journal "Renaissance Studies" (1987 96) and since 1997 has been General Editor of "The Review of English Studies.""
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