Complete John Milton Collection- Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Poetical Works, Areopagitica, Milton's Comus, Poemata : Latin, Greek and Italian Poems

Complete John Milton Collection- Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Poetical Works, Areopagitica, Milton's Comus, Poemata : Latin, Greek and Italian Poems

by John Milton

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Overview

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.

Contents
Paradise Lost (1667)
Poetical Works (1899)
Areopagitica (1644)
Paradise Regained (1667)
Milton's Comus (1890)
Poemata : Latin, Greek and Italian Poems

Paradise Lost (1667)
The protagonist of this Protestant epic is the fallen angel Satan. From a modern perspective it may appear that Milton presents Satan sympathetically, as an ambitious and prideful being who defies his tyrannical creator, omnipotent God, and wages war on Heaven, only to be defeated and cast down. Some critics regard the character of Satan as a Byronic hero.

Areopagitica (1644)—written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship—is among history's most influential and impassioned defences of free speech and freedom of the press.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149977741
Publisher: ANEBook Publishing
Publication date: 01/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

As a young student, John Milton (1608-1674) dreamed of bringing the poetic elocution of Homer and Virgil to the English language. Milton realized this dream with his graceful, sonorous Paradise Lost, now considered the most influential epic poem in English literature. In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Paradise Lost has inspired generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets to the books of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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