Richard Bradford provides an overview of Milton's life, contexts, work and the relationship between these, and of the main critical issues surrounding his work.
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John Milton

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Richard Bradford provides an overview of Milton's life, contexts, work and the relationship between these, and of the main critical issues surrounding his work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203995884
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/29/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 430 KB

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Abbreviations and referencing
Introduction 1
Pt. I Life and Contexts 3
Bread Street 1608-1625 5
Religious and political contexts 7
Cambridge 12
Literary context 15
Reflection 18
Europe 22
Civil War and early political writing 24
Marriage, separation and the divorce tracts 30
The execution of the King, and Milton in the political centreground 36
The Restoration and Paradise Lost 46
Pt. II Work 55
Early poems 57
The Psalms 57
On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Cough 58
At a Vacation Exercise in The College, part Latin, part English 59
Sonnet I 60
Song. On May Morning 61
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity 61
The Passion 64
On Shakespeare 64
On the University Carrier 65
An Epigraph on the Marchioness of Winchester 65
L'Allegro and II Penseroso 66
Sonnet VII 69
Arcades 69
At A Solemn Music; On Time; Upon the Circumcision 71
Comus 72
Lycidas 74
Political poems 79
Sonnet VIII 80
Sonnet X: To The Lady Margaret Ley 81
Sonnet IX 81
Sonnet XIII: To Mr. H. Lawes, on His Airs 82
Sonnet XII: On the Detraction which followed upon my writing of Certain Treatises 83
On the New Forcers of Conscience in the Long Parliament 84
Sonnet XIV 85
Sonnet XI 85
On the Lord General Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester 86
To The Lord General Cromwell 86
To Sir Henry Vane the Younger 87
Sonnet XVI and To Mr. Cyriack Skinner upon his blindness 88
Sonnet XVII 89
Sonnet XV: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont 89
Sonnet XVIII 89
Sonnet XIX 90
Tragic and epic poetry 91
Samson Agonistes 91
Paradise Lost 94
Paradise Regained 121
Pt. III Criticism 129
The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries 131
The Romantics 137
Victorian criticism 143
Modern criticism 147
Lewis, Empson and the pre-theory critics 150
Feminist criticism 166
History and politics 174
Psychoanalysis 182
Poststructuralism and deconstruction 187
Conclusions 194
Chrenology 199
Bibliography 201
Index 207
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