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Paradise Lost

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ISBN-10: 0872207331

ISBN-13: 9780872207332

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: John Milton, David Scott Kastan, Merritt Y. Hughes, Merritt Y. Hughes

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Preserving the quality and character of Hughes' richly annotated edition in this revision, the text includes a thorough updating of the text, notes, and bibliographies to reflect the scholarship of the last half-century.
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List price: $13.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.46" wide x 5.51" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
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…    

HYAM PLUTZIK (1911-1962) was the Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry at the University of Rochester. The author of six volumes of poetry, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. DAVID SCOTT KASTAN is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University and one of the most widely read of American literary scholars.