|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)|
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.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; Note on the texts; Introduction; Principal events in Milton's life; Bibliographical note; List of abbreviations; Part I. The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates; Part II. A Defence of the People of England; Biographical notes; Index of scriptural citations; Index of subjects; Index of proper names.