Milton The Complete Shorter Poems

ISBN-10: 1405832797
ISBN-13: 9781405832793
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This masterly edition contains all of Milton's English poems, with the exception of Paradise Lost , together with translations and texts of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems. First published in 1968 - and substantially updated in 1996 - John Carey's edition has, with Alastair Fowler's Paradise Lost , established itself as the pre-eminent edition of Milton's poetry, both for the student and the general reader.

John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write and study on his own. It is believed that Milton read evertything that had been published in Latin, Greek, and English. He was considered one of the most educated men of his time. Milton also had a reputation as a radical. After his own wife left him early in their marriage, Milton published an unpopular treatise supporting divorce in the case of incompatibility. Milton was also a vocal supporter of Oliver Cromwell and worked for him. Milton's first work, Lycidas, an elegy on the death of a classmate, was published in 1632, and he had numerous works published in the ensuing years, including Pastoral and Areopagitica. His Christian epic poem, Paradise Lost, which traced humanity's fall from divine grace, appeared in 1667, assuring his place as one of the finest non-dramatic poet of the Renaissance Age. Milton went blind at the age of 43 from the incredible strain he placed on his eyes. Amazingly, Paradise Lost and his other major works, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, were composed after the lost of his sight. These major works were painstakingly and slowly dictated to secretaries. John Milton died in 1674.

John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. A distinguished critic, reviewer, & broadcaster, he is the author of several books, including "The Intellectuals & the Masses".

Preface
Abbreviations
Chronological Table of Milton's Life and Chief Publications
The Minor Poems and Samsons Agonistes
Textual Introduction
Bibliography of References Cited
Index of Titles and First Lines

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