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Paradise Lost (Norton Critical Editions)

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Gordon Teskey's freshly edited text of Milton's masterpiece is accompanied by a new introduction and substantial explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized, the latter, importantly, within the limits imposed by Milton’s syntax. "Sources and Backgrounds" collects relevant passages from the Bible and Milton’s prose writings, including selections from The Reason of Church Government and the full text of Areopagitica. "Criticism" brings together classic interpretations by Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, Victor Hugo, and T. S. Eliot, among others, and the most important recent criticism and scholarship surrounding the epic, including essays by Northrop Frye, Barbara Lewalski, Christopher Ricks, and Helen Vendler. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Book News Annotation:

Teskey (Harvard University) introduces the general reader to Milton's life (1608-74) and arguably the greatest epic poem in English literature. In reference to glossary notes on the exotic place names in the verse, he calls Milton the first truly global poet. The edition includes introductions to each of Paradise Lost's twelve books, notes on sources, selections from Milton's prose, classic and modern criticism, and suggestions for further reading. Spelling and punctuation have largely been modernized.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition is designed to make Paradise Lost accessible for student readers, providing invaluable contextual and biographical information and the tools students need to think critically about this landmark epic.

Synopsis:

'Gordon Teskey\"s freshly edited text of Milton\"s masterpiece is accompanied by a new introduction and substantial explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized, the latter, importantly, within the limits imposed by Milton\"s syntax. \"Sources and Backgrounds\" collects relevant passages from the Bible and Milton\"s prose writings, including selections from The Reason of Church Government and the full text of Areopagitica. \"Criticism\" brings together classic interpretations by Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, Victor Hugo, and T. S. Eliot, among others, and the most important recent criticism and scholarship surrounding the epic, including essays by Northrop Frye, Barbara Lewalski, Christopher Ricks, and Helen Vendler. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included.'

Synopsis:

- Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature<BR>- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism<BR>- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index<BR>- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom

About the Author

Gordon Teskey is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Delirious Milton: The Poet in the Modern World and Allegory and Violence, and co-editor of Unfolded Tales: Essays on Renaissance Romance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393924282
Editor:
Teskey, Gordon
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Teskey, Gordon
Editor:
Milton, John
Author:
Milton, John
Author:
Teskey, Gordon
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Fall of man in literature
Subject:
Eve
Subject:
Milton, John
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.1 x 1.3 in 1.28 lb
Age Level:
14-14

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"Synopsis" by , This Norton Critical Edition is designed to make Paradise Lost accessible for student readers, providing invaluable contextual and biographical information and the tools students need to think critically about this landmark epic.
"Synopsis" by , 'Gordon Teskey\"s freshly edited text of Milton\"s masterpiece is accompanied by a new introduction and substantial explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized, the latter, importantly, within the limits imposed by Milton\"s syntax. \"Sources and Backgrounds\" collects relevant passages from the Bible and Milton\"s prose writings, including selections from The Reason of Church Government and the full text of Areopagitica. \"Criticism\" brings together classic interpretations by Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, Victor Hugo, and T. S. Eliot, among others, and the most important recent criticism and scholarship surrounding the epic, including essays by Northrop Frye, Barbara Lewalski, Christopher Ricks, and Helen Vendler. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included.'
"Synopsis" by , - Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature<BR>- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism<BR>- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index<BR>- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom
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