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Portable Milton

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ISBN-10: 0140150447

ISBN-13: 9780140150445

Edition: 1976

Authors: John Milton, Douglas Bush, Douglas Bush

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.09" wide x 7.72" long x 1.65" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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…