The Poetical Works of John Milton

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 9. 7. 2016 - Počet stran: 528
This superb edition of the complete poetic works of John Milton includes his poems and plays in full, including the famous epic work Paradise Lost.

Introduced by theologian and scholar Rev. H. C. Beeching, the printed text strives to replicate and preserve the authenticity and tone of Milton's original writings. The original, beautifully drawn illustrations for Paradise Lost by Gustave Dore are also present in this book, bringing to completion the sheer, essential beauty and breadth which Milton sought to convey in his breathtaking epic.

The original wording, punctuation and tone expressed is painstakingly recreated in the entirety of the text, preserving the unique essence and style Milton possessed. This edition is thus a perfect fit for the enthused general reader, the poetry or literature student, or the committed academic. All may receive an accurate and authentic impression of the immense body of work Milton committed to paper in his lifetime. Numerous poems and sonnets, the lengthy poem Paradise Regained, the epic Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, plus other theatrical plays and minor works of verse are among the works contained within this volume.

Frequently lauded to this day for his ambition and boldness in scope, it is no exaggeration to place John Milton in the running as the greatest English author to have ever lived. Together with his poems, Milton was an eloquent polemicist - boldly putting forth controversial arguments surrounding censorship and other political issues of his day. His unconventional views, such as his belief in Britain as a republic rather than a monarchy, has seen him variously criticised and praised by literary figures over centuries.

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John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write and study on his own. It is believed that Milton read evertything that had been published in Latin, Greek, and English. He was considered one of the most educated men of his time. Milton also had a reputation as a radical. After his own wife left him early in their marriage, Milton published an unpopular treatise supporting divorce in the case of incompatibility. Milton was also a vocal supporter of Oliver Cromwell and worked for him. Milton's first work, Lycidas, an elegy on the death of a classmate, was published in 1632, and he had numerous works published in the ensuing years, including Pastoral and Areopagitica. His Christian epic poem, Paradise Lost, which traced humanity's fall from divine grace, appeared in 1667, assuring his place as one of the finest non-dramatic poet of the Renaissance Age. Milton went blind at the age of 43 from the incredible strain he placed on his eyes. Amazingly, Paradise Lost and his other major works, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, were composed after the lost of his sight. These major works were painstakingly and slowly dictated to secretaries. John Milton died in 1674.

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