Milton: The Complete Shorter Poems / Edition 2

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Overview

This masterly edition contains all of Milton's English poems, with the exception of Paradise Lost, together with translations and texts of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems. First published in 1968 - and substantially updated in 1996 - John Carey's edition has, with Alastair Fowler's Paradise Lost, established itself as the pre-eminent edition of Milton's poetry, both for the student and the general reader. Hailed as 'a very Bible of a Milton', the extensive notes and headnotes serve to illuminate the wealth of Milton's allusions and to synthesize the judgements and disagreements of a bewildering array of modern critics. Each headnote sets out details of composition and context which will deepen any reader's appreciation of the poetry, while also providing a concise overview of the critical and scholarly debates that continue to flame around the work of one of the greatest poets in the English language. Steeped in learning though it undoubtedly is, it is also an unfailing light to those who wish to plot their own path through the dazzling riches of Milton's imagination.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This is a very Bible of Milton, and the editors should be upheld forever as the supreme example to all future editors and annotators of English verse.”

Selina Hastings, The Daily Telegraph

“Those familiar with the complexities and indecisions of Milton scholarship know how formidable a task it is to prepare an adequately annotated edition of the poems. Mr Carey & Mr Fowler have tackled the task with zest and discrimination as well as perseverance. For several years to come their work will be indispensable to both scholars and students.

Times Literary Supplement

“For forty years Fowler's magisterial edition of Milton (done in partnership with John Carey) has established the benchmark for erudite commentary in his (and Greenblatt's) field.”

John Sutherland, The Guardian

“This will surely become the standard working edition for student and scholar alike...a formidable task splendidly accomplished.”

The Oxford Magazine (of the First Edition)

This masterly edition contains all of Milton's English poems, with the exception of Paradise Lost, together with translations and texts of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems. First published in 1968 - and substantially updated in 1996 - John Carey's edition has, with Alastair Fowler's Paradise Lost, established itself as the pre-eminent edition of Milton's poetry, both for the student and the general reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405832793
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Series: Longman Annotated English Poets Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,325,954
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

John Carey

John Carey is Emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and is acknowledged as one of the world's leading Miltonists. He has written extensively on Milton's life and poetry and translated his treatise 'On Christian Doctrine' for the Yale Complete Prose Works of John Milton.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Chronological Table of Milton's Life and Chief Publications
THE MINOR POEMS AND SAMSONS AGONISTES
Textual Introduction
Bibliography of References Cited
Index of Titles and First Lines

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2001

    Outstanding piece of poetry

    I started this book allowing myself a week to read it and finished it in one day, I simply couldn't put it down. Granted it's a bit difficult to read, but it gets easier once you get into it. Quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read, having read a lot.

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  • Posted August 28, 2010

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    Other than the Bible, the best ever! Milton was more than a genius. Was he the smartest man of his day--likely so!

    Elizabethan English, but that is a draw. Paradise Lost is worthy of a read and a re-read again and again. Can't be beat!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2010

    Love it

    I really enjoyed this book. I got it for my Major British Author's class but now I'm happy I got it in general. It is fascinating. The writing style is stimulating and makes you think, but thank god for the footnotes and my professor's guidance. It had made the book even more fascinating to me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2003

    Tis better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven

    Milton and Dante have formed many of our ideas about what Heaven and Hell are like. In Paradise Lost, Milton brings Adam and Eve to our front door, gives Satan a hero's welcome, and brings God's power into question. This may not appear so at first, but if looked at critically and analyzed, there are many hidden messages. The introduction in this work, by Leonard, discloses these hidden messages to you.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2000

    Fantastic Voyage

    Although the language may be daunting in the beginning, once you have gained a feel for the writing and its pace, the book proves to be wonderful in its imagery and its powerful inquisistion into what it means to be mortal. It delves into its implications and provides the insight to deal and transcend our quotidian trespasses in this base and mortal world.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Not for class

    Paradise Lost is of course one of the great classics and thus needs no further praise. This ebook is great for personal reading, but does not have the line numbers one will need for a class.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2000

    Wonderful novel about the fall from Eden!

    Great novel to read about the creation and the fall of man through the intervention of free will and evil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Lost

    I love the classics, but this one was not for me! I expected a traditional story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2001

    'Doctrinal to a nation'

    That's what Donne said about PL. The epic is 'doctrinal to a nation.' Donne was an ecclesiastic, thus the use of the word 'doctrinal'. Paradise Lost is his religious epic. I'm sure most people don't read it unless they are made to. I was made to in college. I learned it and have never forgotten it. The blank verse is essential to the experience. Attempts at rhyming epics failed. The blank verse is akin to the strong stress alliterative blank meter of, e.g., Beowulf. But it's more precise, and more modern of course. You just can't beat epic, if you want 'high sentence'.

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