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The Portable Milton (Viking Portable Library)

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The Portable Milton is an authoritative grand tour through the imagination of this prodigal genius. In the course of his forty-year career, John Milton evolved from a prodigy to a blind prophet, from a philosophical aesthete to a Puritan rebel, and from a poet who proclaimed the triumph of reason to one obsessed with the intractability of sin. Throughout these transformations, he conceived his work as a form of prayer, written in the service of the supreme being.

About the Author

John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, and studied at the University of Cambridge. He originally planned to become a clergyman, but abandoned those ambitions to become a poet. Political in his writings, he served a government post during the time of the Commonwealth. In 1651, he went completely blind but he continued to write, finishing Paradise Lost in 1667, and Paradise Regained in 1671. He died in 1674.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliography

Chronology

I. Early Poems, 1628-1640

Editor's Note

At a Vacation Exercise in the College (extract)

Elegy V: On the Coming of Spring

Song: On May Morning

Elegy VI: To Charles Diodati, Visiting in the Country

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

On Shakespeare

L'Allegro

In Penseroso

Arcades

Sonnet VII: How soon hath Time

Comus

Lycidas

Lament for Damon

II. Prose Works and Sonnets, 1642-1658

Editor's Note

The Reason of Church Government Urged against Prelaty (extract)

An Apology for Smectymnuus (extract)

Of Education

Areopagitica

Second Defence of the English People (extract)

Sonnets

VIII. When the Assault Was Intended to the City

X. To the Lady Margaret Ley

XI. On the Detraction Which Followed upon My Writing Certain Treatises

XII. On the Same ("I did but prompt the age")

On the New Forcers of Conscience under the Long Parliament

XIII. To Mr. H. Lawes, on His Airs

XV. On the Lord General Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester

XIX. When I consider how my light is spent

XVI. To the Lord General Cromwell

XVII. To Sir Henry Vane the Younger

XVIII. On the Late Massacre in Piemont

XX. Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son

XXI. Cyriack, whose grandsire on the royal bench

XXII. To Mr. Cyriack Skinner upon His Blindness

XXIII. Methought I saw my late espoused saint

III. The Major Poems

Editor's Note

Paradise Lost

Paradise Regained

Samson Agonistes

Glossary of Words and Proper Names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150445
Editor:
Bush, Douglas
Author:
Bush, Douglas
Author:
Milton, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Viking Portable Library
Series Volume:
86-379
Publication Date:
19760831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.14 x 1.3 in 1.03 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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