The Poetical Works of John Milton
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016 M07 9 - 528 pages
This superb edition of the complete poetic works of John Milton includes his poems and plays in full, including the famous epic work Paradise Lost.
Introduced by theologian and scholar Rev. H. C. Beeching, the printed text strives to replicate and preserve the authenticity and tone of Milton's original writings. The original, beautifully drawn illustrations for Paradise Lost by Gustave Dore are also present in this book, bringing to completion the sheer, essential beauty and breadth which Milton sought to convey in his breathtaking epic.
The original wording, punctuation and tone expressed is painstakingly recreated in the entirety of the text, preserving the unique essence and style Milton possessed. This edition is thus a perfect fit for the enthused general reader, the poetry or literature student, or the committed academic. All may receive an accurate and authentic impression of the immense body of work Milton committed to paper in his lifetime. Numerous poems and sonnets, the lengthy poem Paradise Regained, the epic Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, plus other theatrical plays and minor works of verse are among the works contained within this volume.
Frequently lauded to this day for his ambition and boldness in scope, it is no exaggeration to place John Milton in the running as the greatest English author to have ever lived. Together with his poems, Milton was an eloquent polemicist - boldly putting forth controversial arguments surrounding censorship and other political issues of his day. His unconventional views, such as his belief in Britain as a republic rather than a monarchy, has seen him variously criticised and praised by literary figures over centuries.
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