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
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover:  Paradise Lost and Other Poems

PARADISE LOST
SAMSON AGONISTES
LYCISDAS



PARADISE LOST
SAMSON AGONISTES
LYCISDAS



Published: 09/06/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780451531834
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover:  Paradise Lost & 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

'[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
RRP: $9.99
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
RRP: $35.00
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Published:15/01/2008
Format:Paperback, 368 pages
RRP:$9.95
price:AUD $9.95
ISBN-13:9780140424416
ISBN-10:0140424415
Publisher:Penguin UK

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10 Jul 2014
National Biography Award shortlist announced
The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the National Biography Award, which recognises ‘the continuing importance and value of life writing’. Congratulations to Gideon HaighThe winner will be announced on 4 August at an event at the State Library of NSW, which coincides with the beginning of the library’s Biography Week. Read more about the prize and Biography Week events here.

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