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John Milton : Complete Critical Guide to English Literature - Richard Bradford

John Milton

Complete Critical Guide to English Literature

Paperback Published: 29th March 2001
ISBN: 9780415202442
Number Of Pages: 232

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There is a crying need for an accessible, comprehensive guide to John Milton for the thousands of students who make their way through his poetry every year on literary survey and seventeenth century literature courses. Where many previous guides have dragged their way through "Paradise Lost" Richard Bradford brings Milton to life with an overview of his life, contexts, work and the relationship between these, and of the main critical issues surrounding his work.

'The Complete Critical Guides to English Literature abound in references to the cultural context of each work and to its past and present reception by the public. They take into account a plurality of critical perspectives: beyond mere information, they include a concise and stimulating presentation of the state of criticism nowadays.' - Professor D.M. Degrois, Universite de Paris III

'This is a readable, useful, often insightful Guide that will be well received by students and many teachers.' - Languages and Literature

Series editors' preface
Abbreviations and referencing
Introductionp. 1
Life and Contextsp. 3
Bread Street 1608-1625p. 5
Religious and political contextsp. 7
Cambridgep. 12
Literary contextp. 15
Reflectionp. 18
Europep. 22
Civil War and early political writingp. 24
Marriage, separation and the divorce tractsp. 30
The execution of the King, and Milton in the political centregroundp. 36
The Restoration and Paradise Lostp. 46
Workp. 55
Early poemsp. 57
The Psalmsp. 57
On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Coughp. 58
At a Vacation Exercise in The College, part Latin, part Englishp. 59
Sonnet Ip. 60
Song. On May Morningp. 61
On the Morning of Christ's Nativityp. 61
The Passionp. 64
On Shakespearep. 64
On the University Carrierp. 65
An Epigraph on the Marchioness of Winchesterp. 65
L'Allegro and II Penserosop. 66
Sonnet VIIp. 69
Arcadesp. 69
At A Solemn Music; On Time; Upon the Circumcisionp. 71
Comusp. 72
Lycidasp. 74
Political poemsp. 79
Sonnet VIIIp. 80
Sonnet X: To The Lady Margaret Leyp. 81
Sonnet IXp. 81
Sonnet XIII: To Mr. H. Lawes, on His Airsp. 82
Sonnet XII: On the Detraction which followed upon my writing of Certain Treatisesp. 83
On the New Forcers of Conscience in the Long Parliamentp. 84
Sonnet XIVp. 85
Sonnet XIp. 85
On the Lord General Fairfax at the Siege of Colchesterp. 86
To The Lord General Cromwellp. 86
To Sir Henry Vane the Youngerp. 87
Sonnet XVI and To Mr. Cyriack Skinner upon his blindnessp. 88
Sonnet XVIIp. 89
Sonnet XV: On the Late Massacre in Piedmontp. 89
Sonnet XVIIIp. 89
Sonnet XIXp. 90
Tragic and epic poetryp. 91
Samson Agonistesp. 91
Paradise Lostp. 94
Paradise Regainedp. 121
Criticismp. 129
The seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesp. 131
The Romanticsp. 137
Victorian criticismp. 143
Modern criticismp. 147
Lewis, Empson and the pre-theory criticsp. 150
Feminist criticismp. 166
History and politicsp. 174
Psychoanalysisp. 182
Poststructuralism and deconstructionp. 187
Conclusionsp. 194
Chrenologyp. 199
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780415202442
ISBN-10: 0415202442
Series: Complete Critical Guide to English Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 29th March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1