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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

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
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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"Lewalski's is easily the best single-volume life of Milton to date, and it is hard to imagine its being significantly bettered. Every reader will benefit from its insight and compression, and it Read more...

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