The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography / Edition 1

The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography / Edition 1

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by Barbara K. Lewalski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405106255

ISBN-13: 9781405106252

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Providing a close examination of Milton's wide-ranging prose and poetry at each stage of his life, Barbara Lewalski reveals a rather different Milton from that in earlier accounts.

  • Provides a close analysis of each of Milton's prose and poetry works.
  • Reveals how Milton was the first writer to self consciously construct himself

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Providing a close examination of Milton's wide-ranging prose and poetry at each stage of his life, Barbara Lewalski reveals a rather different Milton from that in earlier accounts.

  • Provides a close analysis of each of Milton's prose and poetry works.
  • Reveals how Milton was the first writer to self consciously construct himself as an 'author'.
  • Focuses on the development of Milton's ideas and his art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106252
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies Series , #5
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
816
Sales rank:
989,715
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.72(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

List of Abbreviations.

1. ‘The childhood shews the man" (1608-1625).

2. "To Cambridge . . . for seven years" (1625-1632).

3. "Studious Retirement": Hammersmith and Horton (1632-1638).

4. "I became desirous . . . of seeing foreign parts, especially Italy" (1638-1639).

5. "All mouths were opened against . . . the bishops" (1639-1642).

6. "Domestic or Personal Liberty" (1642-1645).

7. "Service . . . Between Private Walls" (1645-1649).

8. "The so-called Council of State . . . desired to employ my services" (1649- 1652).

9. "Tireless . . . for the sake of Liberty" (1652-1654).

10. "I . . . still bear up and steer/ Right onward" (1654-1658).

11 "The last words of our expiring libertie" (1658-1660).

12 "In darknes, and with dangers compast round" (1660-1665).

13. "Higher Argument": Completing and Publishing Paradise Lost (1665-1669).

14. "To try, and teach the erring Soul" (1669-1674).

Epilogue: "Something ... Written to Aftertimes.".

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think there's a better Milton scholar at present. If you need to learn 17th century English literature, Milton in particular, she's the one to go to.