John Milton: A Short Introduction
May 2002, ©2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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In this compelling first volume in the Blackwell Introductions to Literature series, Roy Flannagan, editor of The Milton Quarterly, provides a readable and uncluttered critical account of a complicated and sophisticated author, and his poetry and prose.
- Puts John Milton under the microscope, using the still-evolving critical perspectives of the last fifty years
- Looks at Milton’s life, and the cultural background to his work, as well as examining his writing
- Considers how and why Milton’s work has endured the centuries to educate, entertain and intrigue so many generations of readers
- Ideal for the reader falling in love with Milton’s poetry and prose, who longs to know more about what people think about the poetry, the man or the historical context