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The life of John Milton : a critical biography

Author: Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2002.
Series: Blackwell critical biographies, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Milton's many and various works include magnificent poems, polemics, history, theology, and treatises on political, ecclesiastical, educational, and social issues. This title provides analysis  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
ISBN: 0631176659 9780631176657 1405106255 9781405106252
OCLC Number: 222914173
Description: xvii, 777 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits, facs ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Plates. Preface.Acknowledgments. List of Abbreviations. 1. 'The childhood shews the man" (1608-1625). 2. "To Cambridge ... for seven years" (1625-1632). 3. "Studious Retirement": Hammersmith and Horton (1632-1638). 4. "I became desirous ... of seeing foreign parts, especially Italy" (1638-1639). 5. "All mouths were opened against ... the bishops" (1639-1642). 6. "Domestic or Personal Liberty" (1642-1645). 7. "Service ... Between Private Walls" (1645-1649). 8. "The so-called Council of State ... desired to employ my services" (1649- 1652). 9. "Tireless ... for the sake of Liberty" (1652-1654). 10. "I ... still bear up and steer/ Right onward" (1654-1658). 11 "The last words of our expiring libertie" (1658-1660). 12 "In darknes, and with dangers compast round" (1660-1665). 13. "Higher Argument": Completing and Publishing Paradise Lost (1665-1669). 14. "To try, and teach the erring Soul" (1669-1674). Epilogue: "Something ... Written to Aftertimes." Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell critical biographies, 11.
Responsibility: by Barbara K. Lewalski.

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