The Essential Prose of John Milton

The Essential Prose of John Milton Edited by William Kerrigan John Rumrich and Stephen M Fallon The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer Culled from Modern Library s definit

Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M Fallon The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer Culled from Modern Library s definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new volume, now includes selectionEdited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M Fallon The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer Culled from Modern Library s definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new volume, now includes selections from Milton s Commonplace Book and the complete text of The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates in addition to Milton s letters, pamphlets, political tracts, and essays Milton tackles diverse subjects and takes controversial positions, including notorious defenses of divorce and protests against censorship With expert analysis, a chronology of the author s life, clean layouts, and a comprehensive index, The Essential Prose of John Milton is an invaluable keepsake a book bound to be a revelation for all readers of this monumental author Meticulously edited, full of tactful annotations that set the stage for his work and his times, and bringing Milton, as a poet and a thinker, vividly alive before us Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States

  • Free Read The Essential Prose of John Milton - by John Milton William Kerrigan John Rumrich Stephen M. Fallon
    465 John Milton William Kerrigan John Rumrich Stephen M. Fallon

  1. John Milton William Kerrigan John Rumrich Stephen M. Fallon says:
    John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost 1667 , written in blank verse.Milton s poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day Writing in English, Latin, Greek, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica 1644 written in condemnation of pre publication censorship is among history s most influential and impassioned defenses of free speech and freedom of the press.William Hayley s 1796 biography called him the greatest English author, and he remains generally regarded as one of the preeminent writers in the English language, though critical reception has oscillated in the centuries since his death often on account of his republicanism Samuel Johnson praised Paradise Lost as a poem whichwith respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind, though he a Tory and recipient of royal patronage described Milton s politics as those of an acrimonious and surly republican.Because of his republicanism, Milton has been the subject of centuries of British partisanship.

249 Reply to “The Essential Prose of John Milton”

  1. What Milton writes is very interesting In a number of ways he was hundreds of years ahead of his time in terms of theology, in other ways he was nearly a heretic, and in other ways he was the precursor to some of the ideas that made their way into the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to the point that the Declaration may have directly paraphrased Milton All very interesting for historical value Milton s wit and determined arguments are fun reading, too, if you can stand how he belabo [...]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *