The Oxford Handbook of Milton (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Milton (Oxford Handbooks)

Nicholas McDowell


400 years after his beginning, John Milton is still one of many maximum and such a lot debatable figures in English literature. The Oxford guide of Milton is a accomplished consultant to the country of Milton experiences within the early twenty-first century, bringing jointly a global group of thirty-five major students in a single quantity. the increase of severe curiosity in Milton's political and spiritual rules is the main notable element of Milton reviews in recent years, a final result in nice a part of the more and more fluid family members among literary and ancient research. The Oxford Handbook either embodies the curiosity in Milton's political and spiritual contexts within the final iteration and seeks to inaugurate a brand new section in Milton reports via nearer integration of the poetry and prose. There are 8 essays on a variety of elements of Paradise Lost, starting from its classical heritage and poetic shape to its heretical theology and illustration of God. There are sections committed either to the shorter poems, together with 'Lycidas' and Comus, and the ultimate poems, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. There also are 3 sections on Milton's prose: the early debatable works on church executive, divorce, and toleration, together with Areopagitica; the regicide and republican prose of 1649-1660, the interval within which he served because the leader propagandist for the English Commonwealth and Cromwell's Protectorate, and many of the writings on schooling, background, and theology. the hole essays discover what we all know approximately Milton's biography and what it may possibly let us know; the ultimate essays provide interpretations of facets of Milton's colossal impression on later writers, together with the Romantic poets.

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