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The Cambridge introduction to Milton

Author: Stephen B Dobranski
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Milton is one of the most important and influential writers in English literary history. The goal of this book is to make Milton's works more accessible and enjoyable by providing a comprehensive overview of the author's life, times and writings. It describes essential details from Milton's biography, explains some of the cultural and historical contexts in which he wrote, offers fresh analyses of his major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Milton; John / 1608-1674 / Criticism and interpretation Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen B Dobranski
ISBN: 9780521898188 0521898188 9780521726450 052172645X
OCLC Number: 753301324
Description: xviii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Chronology --
1. Life: Too much information? ; Character and early years, 1608-1638 ; Italy, 1638-1639 ; Poet and pamphleteer, 1639-1648 ; Government employee, 1649-1660 ; Life after the Restoration, 1660-1674 --
2. Contexts: Literary traditions and predecessors ; Literary contemporaries ; The book trade ; The civil wars ; Theology --
3. Prose: Anti-prelatical tracts ; Divorce pamphlets ; Areopagitica (1644) ; Commonwealth prose --
4. Poetry: "On the morning of Christ's nativity" (1629) ; L'allegro and Il penseroso (1631) ; A mask presented at Ludlow Castle (1634) ; Lycidas (1638) ; Sonnets (1629-1658) ; Poems (1645) ; Paradise lost (1667, 1674) ; Paradise regained (1671) ; Samson agonistes (1671) --
5. Afterlife.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Responsibility: Stephen B. Dobranski.
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This book makes Milton's works accessible and enjoyable by providing engaging and lucid explanations of his life, times and writings.  Read more...

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