"...This volume far surpasses similar studies in breadth and depth despite its compact size. Part of the "Cambridge Introductions to Literature" series, this volume should become a necessity for teachers and students of Milton."
"Dobranski’s is an introduction with a rare combination of concise historical and contextual comprehensiveness and formal literary acumen. It also offers a suggestive vision of the networked nature of authorship and readership, in early modernity and today, not merely a dubiously neutral survey of the best that has been said and thought. As such, it achieves more than what it promises: in addition to offering a thorough introduction to Milton’s poetry and contexts, it enables, if not prompts, the very sort of readerly self-examination that we hope a university education will foster."