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Milton and the natural world : science and poetry in Paradise Lost

Author: Karen L Edwards; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Karen Edwards offers a fresh view of Paradise Lost, in which Milton is shown to represent Eden's plants and animals in the light of the century's new, scientific natural history as it emerged in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen L Edwards; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521643597 0521643597 9780521017480 0521017483
OCLC Number: 867954410
Notes: Druk na podstawie: "First paperback version 2005."
Na 4 s. okł.: "Paperback Re-Issue."
Description: XIII, [1], 265, [3] s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Re-reading the Book of the World: 1. Corrupting experience: Satan and Eve; 2. Experimentalists and the book of the world; 3. The place of experimental reading; Part II. Reforming Animals: 4. Milton's complicated serpents; 5. New uses for monstrous lore; 6. From rarities to representatives; 7. Rehabilitating the political animal; Part III. Transplanting the Garden. 8. Naming and not naming; 9. Botanical discretion; 10. Flourishing colors; 11. The balm of life; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Karen L. Edwards.

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