Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade

Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade

by Stephen B. Dobranski
     
 

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This original study explores Milton's relationship to the seventeenth-century book trade. Critics have often assumed that Milton presided over all stages of his texts' creation, and little has been said about his dependence on other people for producing his works. Examining Milton's changing historical circumstances with special attention to his texts' material…  See more details below

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This original study explores Milton's relationship to the seventeenth-century book trade. Critics have often assumed that Milton presided over all stages of his texts' creation, and little has been said about his dependence on other people for producing his works. Examining Milton's changing historical circumstances with special attention to his texts' material production, Stephen B. Dobranski shows in a series of provocative and original case studies that Milton benefited from a collaborative process of writing and publishing, working with amanuenses, acquaintances, printers and publishers in dramatic and surprising ways.

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"This groundbreaking study argues convincingly that Milton was not the cloistered genius, independently determining the appearance and internal ordering of his published work, often portrayed by scholars." Choice

"Professor Dobranski's book is a fine example of the bibliographic work which is currently being done by scholars on Renaissance authors....this is a book that helps us understand a great deal more about the material circumstances within which a great poet worked." Sixteenth Century Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521119009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/03/2009
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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