Puritan Legacies: Paradise Lost and the New England Tradition, 1630-1890

Puritan Legacies: Paradise Lost and the New England Tradition, 1630-1890

by Keith W. F. Stavely
     
 

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Winner of the 1988 Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars "Using Paradise Lost as a touchstone first to the English Revolution and second to the way that revolution was transferred to America, Stavely convincingly argues that...See more details below

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Winner of the 1988 Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars "Using Paradise Lost as a touchstone first to the English Revolution and second to the way that revolution was transferred to America, Stavely convincingly argues that...

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Stavely uses Milton's Paradise Lost as a model of the tensions inherent in mid-17th-century English Puritanism and in New England Puritanism through 1890. He shows how Milton's portrayal of Adam, Eve, and Satan represents persistent Puritan conflicts between hierarchy and egalitarian individual autonomy and between rationality and enthusiasm. To illustrate his thesis, Stavely studies the career of 18th-century Westborough, Massachusetts pastor Rev. Ebenezer Parkman and 19th-century Marlborough, Massachusetts newspaper editor Charles F. Morse. A well-researched and brilliantly original work that belongs in every academic library. Susan A. Stussy, Marian Coll. Lib., Indianapolis, Ind.

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ISBN-13:
9780801420160
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1987
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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