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John Milton : a hero of our time

Author: David Hawkes
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Closely examines Milton's participation in the English civil war and his startlingly modern ideas about capitalism, love, and marriage, reminding us that human liberty and autonomy should never be taken for granted. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Hawkes
ISBN: 9781582434377 1582434379 9781582437132 1582437130
OCLC Number: 351325410
Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: prophetic strain --
The fruit of usury --
Tyrant spells --
Samson Sybariticus --
Revolution and romance --
War on two fronts --
Killing no murder --
Uxorious usurers --
Blind man's bluff --
Conclusion: the limbs of Osiris.
Responsibility: David Hawkes.

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Closely examines Milton's participation in the English civil war and his startlingly modern ideas about capitalism, love, and marriage, reminding us that human liberty and autonomy should never be taken for granted. --from publisher description.

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"The 400th anniversary of Milton's birth provided Hawkes the opportunity to reexamine the great poet not only within a 17th-century context but in a 21st-century one, too. During an era of great Read more...

 
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