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A concise companion to Milton.


A concise companion to Milton.

Ed. by Angelica Duran.

Blackwell Publishing


274 pages



Blackwell concise companions to literature and culture


Arguably amongst the most quoted and least understood of canonical authors, Milton's work spans volumes of political prose, biblical poetry and even, in his otherwise very studious youth, light drama. In these 12 essays scholars from around the world survey Milton's work, investigate texts and give reference points while covering such topics as Milton's voluminous English and Latin prose, the legacy of his works, three hundred years of criticism, the companion poems and epistola as they relate to the educational prose works, the heroic sonnets, the characters of Lycidas, the messianic vision of Paradise Regained, the innovations in A Mask the nightmare of Samson Agonistes, and a range of topics relating to Paradise Lost, including its biblical and spiritual themes, and its treatment of gender and sex, marriage, and ecology. The collection closes with a select chronology and select bibliography.

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