Selected Poems

Author: John Milton

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SKU: 9780140424416
The poems of John Milton (1608-74) have inspired readers for generations and the selection in this new edition spans his entire career, from his earliest works to the magnificent epics of his later life. The devotional 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', his first great poem, anticipates the probing religious questions of Paradise Lost. Works such as 'L'Allegro' and 'Il Penseroso' consider divisions of loyalties, while 'A Masque' ('Comus') explores Milton's great theme of temptation, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas' contemplates mortality and the meaning of human life. This volume includes considerable selections from Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained – Milton's late epics on the Fall of Man and Christ's temptation in the wilderness – and the complete Samson Agonistes, in which the great hero undergoes a profound crisis of faith in his final hours.

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Book Cover:  Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost's apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to 'justify the ways of God to men' or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.
Paradise Lost's apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to 'justify the ways of God to men' or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.
Published: 24/04/2003
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140424393
Book Cover:  Paradise Lost And Other Poems
PARADISE LOST

SAMSON AGONISTES

LYCISDAS

These three masterworks placed the great seventeenth-century English poet Milton beside Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, and Virgil in the pantheon of world literature.  A monumental achievement, Paradise Lost is the epic poem about the magnificent Lucifer, whose failed rebellion against Heaven's tyranny casts him into the darkness of Hell and leads to man's fall...

PARADISE LOST

SAMSON AGONISTES

LYCISDAS

These three masterworks placed the great seventeenth-century English poet Milton beside Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, and Virgil in the pantheon of world literature. ...

Published: 09/06/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780451531834
Book Cover:  Paradise Lost And Paradise Regained
'[Milton] belongs with Shakespeare and Wordsworth precisely because his writing balances so transcendently both the conservative and the revolutionary.  In one artistic lifetime, he was both historian an d explorer.'

- CHRISTOPHER RICKS

Here in one volume are the texts of the two of the greatest-and most controversial-epic poems in English literature, each a profound exploration of the moral problems...

'[Milton] belongs with Shakespeare and Wordsworth precisely because his writing balances so transcendently both the conservative and the revolutionary.  In one artistic lifetime, he was both historian...
Published: 01/12/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780451531643
Book Cover: The Complete Poems
John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. His early poems include the devotional  'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Comus', a masque, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas'. After Cromwell's death and the dashing of Milton's political hopes, he began composing Paradise Lost, which reflects his profound understanding...
John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. His early poems include the devotional  'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity'...
Published: 10/09/1998
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140433630
Published:15/01/2008
Format:Paperback, 368 pages
RRP:$19.99
Price:AUD $19.99
ISBN-13:9780140424416
ISBN-10:0140424415
Publisher:Penguin UK

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