The Poetical Works of John Milton (Illustrated)

The Poetical Works of John Milton (Illustrated)

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The Poetical Works of John Milton (Illustrated) by John Milton

*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

In 1796, William Hayley named John Milton the “greatest English author,” high praise considering Milton (1608-1674) lived during the Age of Shakespeare. Regardless of whether Milton is truly the greatest English author, few question his legacy as one of the greatest writers of the English language and one of the most important philosophers of modern Europe.

Living during a tumultuous period that saw the English Civil War and the rise of Oliver Cromwell, Milton witnessed firsthand the political and religious conflicts that swept not just England but much of Europe during the 17th century. Not surprisingly, these became themes in much of his works, including the epic poems Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, which are considered not just his masterpieces but some of the greatest poems ever written.

This edition of Milton’s The Poetical Works of John Milton is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Milton, his life, and his work.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013568211
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 11/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

As a young student, John Milton (1608-1674) dreamed of bringing the poetic elocution of Homer and Virgil to the English language. Milton realized this dream with his graceful, sonorous Paradise Lost, now considered the most influential epic poem in English literature. In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Paradise Lost has inspired generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets to the books of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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