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Riverside Milton

ISBN-10: 0395809991

ISBN-13: 9780395809990

Edition: 1998 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: John Milton, Roy Flannagan, Roy Flannagan

List price: $196.95
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The first one-volume anthology of John Milton's complete poetry and selected prose to be published in over 30 years, The Riverside Milton reflects the highest quality and most current scholarship. As editor of The Milton Quarterly for 30 years, Roy Flannagan is uniquely qualified to survey Milton's work. Pedagogy includes a comprehensive index designed to help students from undergraduate to graduate levels conceive paper topics; factual introductions; extensive annotations with references; margin definitions; and a chronology.
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Book details

List price: $196.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 3/9/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1248
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.180
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 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.

"The Texts of Milton's Works,"
Milton's Probable Spelling
Preferences Biography Early Lives Poetry Minor Poems 1645
Poems Comus Elegiarum and Sylvarum Poems Published only in 1673
Poems Uncollected Poems Major
Poems Paradise Lost Paradise Regain'd
Samson Agonistes Prose
Prolusions Of Reformation
Reason of Church Government Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce (1644 ed.) Of Education
Areopagitica From Tetrachordon
Letters From The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
From Eikonoklastes
From Second Defence of the English People
Treatise of Civil Power From Readie and Easie Way Of True Religion From On Christian Doctrine