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Description - The Essential Prose Of John Milton by John Milton

"Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer. Culled from Modern Library's definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, newly edited and authoritatively annotated, features Milton's letters, pamphlets, political tracts, and essays, in which he tackles diverse subjects and takes controversial positions, including notorious defenses of divorce and protests against censorship. With expert analysis, a chronology of the author's life, clean layouts, and a comprehensive index, The Essential Prose of John Milton is an invaluable keepsake-a book bound to be a revelation for all readers of this monumental author. Praise for The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton "The editors succeed gloriously, meeting the needs of the whole spectrum, from general readers to advanced students. A modernized text, one sensitive to Milton's poetic rhythm, illuminates both

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812983722
ISBN-10: 0812983726
Format: Paperback / softback
(206mm x 133mm x 33mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Milton

John Milton (1608-74), the great English poet, is best known for his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost. In addition to writing brilliant verse, he was a master of polemical prose. Milton was a private tutor and, during the Interregnum, the Secretary for Foreign Tongues in Oliver Cromwell's government. William Kerrigan's previous books include The Sacred Complex- On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost, for which he won the James Holly Hanford Award of the Milton Society of America. A former president of the Milton Society, he has earned numerous distinctions from that group, including its award for lifetime achievement. He is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. John Rumrich is the author of Matter of Glory- A New Preface to Paradise Lost and Milton Unbound- Controversy and Reinterpretation. An award-winning editor and writer, he is Thaman Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches early modern British literature. Stephen M. Fallon is the author of Milton's Peculiar Grace- Self-Representation

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