Paradise Lost and the Romantic Reader / Edition 1

Paradise Lost and the Romantic Reader / Edition 1

by Lucy Newlyn
     
 

Was Milton on the side of the angels or the devils? Was he republican or anti-republican, feminist or misogynist? Did he value innocence or experience? This book shows how the Romantic reader responded, in complex and often paradoxical ways, to multiple ambiguities inherent in the very language of Paradise Lost. It examines ambivalent allusions to Satan and God, in

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Was Milton on the side of the angels or the devils? Was he republican or anti-republican, feminist or misogynist? Did he value innocence or experience? This book shows how the Romantic reader responded, in complex and often paradoxical ways, to multiple ambiguities inherent in the very language of Paradise Lost. It examines ambivalent allusions to Satan and God, in responses to the French Revolution (Coleridge and Wordsworth), in studies of the origin of evil (Godwin, Blake, the Shelleys), in accounts of the creative imagination, and it looks at how Eve pervades representations of female sexuality (Byron and Keats). The book culminates in a chapter on Blake's Milton and also considers such prose writers as De Quincey, Lamb, Wollstonecraft, and Hazlitt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198112778
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Editions and Abbreviations Used
Introduction1
1Reception19
2Allusion63
3Politics91
4Religion119
5Sex153
6Subjectivity193
7Imagination223
8Milton257
Select Bibliography279
Index289

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