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Over a span of three centuries, scholarly work dedicated to Milton's Samson Agonistes has gradually evolved, reflecting changing critical interpretations within historical contexts. This variorum edition of the poem, the first since 1809, gathers together all significant contributions to understanding Milton's dramatic poem that were published between 1671 and 1970. This Variorum Commentary is an indispensable reference tool and opens up fresh lines of inquiry. Simply the most comprehensive, detailed, and expansive exploration of Samson Agonistes' critical history, this book is an essential tool for anyone interested in Milton and one of his greatest poetic works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780820704159
ISBN-10: 0820704156
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 415
Imprint: Duquesne University Press
Publisher: Duquesne University Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen B. Dobranski

STEPHEN B. DOBRANSKI is professor of English at Georgia State University. He is the author of various books, including Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England (2005) and Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade (1999). P.J. KLEMP is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The general editor of A Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton , he is the author of The Essential Milton: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies; Paradise Lost: An Annotated Bibliography, and editor of The Faerie King and John Milton: An Annotated Bibliography, 1969-1988.

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