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Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and the Complete Shorter Poems

By John Milton
  • ISBN Code: : 0679645586
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 448
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Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon Derived from the Modern Library’s esteemed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this new volume, extensively revised and updated by its editors, contains Milton’s two late masterpieces, the brief epic Paradise Regained and the tragic drama Samson Agonistes. Age after age, these works have inspired new controversy and exciting interpretive debates. With expert commentary to guide the reader through historical contexts and verbal details, as well as the larger political and philosophical implications, the concerns of these canonical pieces live once again for today’s audiences. The volume also contains Milton’s complete shorter poems, which include such major achievements as “Lycidas,” “A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634,” “L’Allegro,” and “Il Penseroso,” and the author’s twenty-four influential sonnets. Thoughtfully edited and carefully designed, this is an essential publication of Milton’s classic poetry. Praise for The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton “For generations of readers Milton has been the measure of both eloquence and nobility of mind. For the next generation, this new Modern Library volume will be the standard. It brings Milton, as a poet and a thinker, vividly alive before us.”—Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States “A superb edition of the great poet, with modernized spelling, lucid introductions to each work, illuminating footnotes, and fresh prose translations in Latin, Greek, and Italian. This will surely be the edition of choice for teachers, students, and general readers too.”—Leo Damrosch, Harvard University

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Exploiting a link between early modern concepts of the medical and the literary, David Houston Wood suggests that the recent critical attention to the gendered, classed, and raced elements of the embodied early modern subject has been hampered by its failure to acknowledge the role time and temporality play within the scope of these admittedly crucial concerns. Wood examines the ways that depictions of time expressed in early modern medical texts reveal themselves in contemporary literary works, demonstrating that the early modern recognition of the self as a palpably volatile entity, viewed within the tenets of contemporary medical treatises, facilitated the realistic portrayal of literary characters and served as a structuring principle for narrative experimentation. The study centers on four canonical, early modern texts notorious among scholars for their structural- that is, narrative, or temporal- difficulties. Wood displays the cogency of such analysis by working across a range of generic boundaries: from the prose romance of Philip Sidney's Arcadia, to the staged plays of William Shakespeare's Othello and The Winter's Tale, to John Milton's stubborn reliance upon humoral theory in shaping his brief epic (or closet drama), Samson Agonistes. As well as adding a new dimension to the study of authors and texts that remain central to early modern English literary culture, the author proposes a new method for analyzing the conjunction of character emotion and narrative structure that will serve as a model for future scholarship in the areas of historicist, formalist, and critical temporal studies.

The Curious Eye

By Erin Webster
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192590588
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Curious Eye explores early modern debates over two related questions: what are the limits of human vision, and to what extent can these limits be overcome by technological enhancement? In our everyday lives, we rely on optical technology to provide us with information about visually remote spaces even as we question the efficacy and ethics of such pursuits. But the debates surrounding the subject of technologically mediated vision have their roots in a much older literary tradition in which the ability to see beyond the limits of natural human vision is associated with philosophical and spiritual insight as well as social and political control. The Curious Eye provides insight into the subject of optically-mediated vision by returning to the literature of the seventeenth century, the historical moment in which human visual capacity in the West was first extended through the application of optical technologies to the eye. Bringing imaginative literary works by Francis Bacon, John Milton, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn together with optical and philosophical treatises by Johannes Kepler, René Descartes, Robert Hooke, Robert Boyle, and Isaac Newton, the volume explores the social and intellectual impact of the new optical technologies of the seventeenth century on its literature. At the same time, it demonstrates that social, political, and literary concerns are not peripheral to the optical science of the period but, rather, an integral part of it, the legacy of which we continue to experience.

The Harvard Classics: Complete 51-Volume Collection

By Benjamin Franklin,Edmund Burke,Plato,Marcus Aurelius,William Shakespeare,Homer,Friedrich von Schiller,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Alan Poe,Henry David Thoreau,Voltaire,Jean Jacques Rousseau,Immanuel Kant,Thomas Hobbes,John Woolman,William Penn,Epictetus,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Richard Henry Dana,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,David Hume,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,James Russell Lowell,Michael Faraday,Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz,Simon Newcomb,Archibald Geikie,Benvenuto Cellini,Michel de Montaigne,Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve,Ernest Renan,Giuseppe Mazzini,Herodotus,Tacitus,Francis Drake,Philip Nichols,Francis Pretty,Walter Bigges,Edward Haies,Walter Raleigh,René Descartes,Jean Froissart,Thomas Malory,William Henry Harrison,Niccolo Machiavelli,William Roper,Thomas More,Martin Luther,John Locke,George Berkeley,Hippocrates,Ambroise Paré,William Harvey,Oliver Wendell Holmes,Joseph Lister,Louis Pasteur,Thomas Dekker,Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher,John Webster,Philip Massinger,Blaise Pascal,William A. Neilson
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 21084
  • Category : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Harvard Classics collection: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton's Prose, Browne V. 4 Complete Poems by John Milton V. 5: Essays & English Traits by Emerson V. 6: Poems and Songs by Robert Burns V. 7: The Confessions of Saint Augustine & The Imitation of Christ V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans V. 13: Aeneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: The Thousand and One Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable: Aesop, Grimm & Andersen V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke: French Revolution… V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27: English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay V. 28: Essays: English and American V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books V. 40: English Poetry 1: from Chaucer to Gray V. 41: English Poetry 2: from Collins to Fitzgerald V. 42: English Poetry 3: from Tennyson to Whitman V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44: Sacred Writings 1: Confucian, Hebrew & Christian V. 45: Sacred Writings 2: Christian, Buddhist, Hindu & Mohammedan V. 46: Elizabethan Drama 1: Marlowe & Shakespeare V. 47: Elizabethan Drama 2: Dekker, Jonson, Webster, Massinger, Beaumont and Fletcher V. 48: Thoughts, Letters & Minor Works of Pascal V. 49: Epic and Saga V. 50: The Editor's Introduction & Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures

A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)

By Henry A. Beers
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317684761
  • Total of Pages : 467
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1926, this title presents the great artistic and literary innovations of the Romantic movement according to an often overlooked and unacknowledged definition of ‘Romanticism’, which is of particular relevance in the consideration of the English Romantic spirit: pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle Ages.

Milton in the New Scientific Age

By Catherine G. Martin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429595506
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Milton and the New Scientific Age represents significant advantages over all previous volumes on the subject of Milton and science, as it includes contributions from top scholars and prominent beginners in a broad number of fields. Most of these fields have long dominated work in both Milton and seventeenth-century studies, but they have previously not included the relatively new and revolutionary topic of early modern chemistry, physiology, and medicine. Previously this subject was confined to the history of science, with little if any attention to its literary development, even though it prominently appears in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which also includes early "science fiction" speculations on aliens ignored by most readers. Both of these oversights are corrected in this essay collection, while more traditional areas of research have been updated. They include Milton’s relationship both to Bacon and the later or Royal Society Baconians, his views on astronomy, and his "vitalist" views on biology and cosmology. In treating these topics, our contributors are not mired in speculations about whether or not Milton was on the cutting edge of early science or science fiction, for, as nearly all of them show, the idea of a "cutting edge" is deeply anachronistic at a time when most scientists and scientific enthusiasts held both fully modern and backward-looking beliefs. By treating these combinations contextually, Milton’s literary contributions to the "new science" are significantly clarified along with his many contemporary sources, all of which merit study in their own right.

Milton and the English Revolution

By Christopher Hill
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  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Book Code : 1788736850
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : History
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Remarkable reinterpretation of Milton and his poetry by one of the most famous historians of the 17th Century In this remarkable book Christopher Hill used the learning gathered in a lifetime's study of seventeenth-century England to carry out a major reassessment of Milton as man, politician, poet, and religious thinker. The result is a Milton very different from most popular imagination: instead of a gloomy, sexless 'Puritan', we have a dashingly original thinker, branded with the contemporary reputation of a libertine. For Hill, Milton is an author who found his real stimulus less in the literature of classical and times and more in the political and religious radicalism of his own day. Hill demonstrates, with originality, learning and insight, how Milton's political and religious predicament is reflected in his classic poetry, particularly 'Paradise Lost' and 'Samson Agonistes'.

Paradise Lost

By John Milton
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504062108
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Poetry
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“The greatest epic poem in the English language . . . A work of unparalleled imaginative genius that shapes English literature even now.” —Benjamin Ramm, BBC.com Written in blank verse by the seventeenth-century English poet John Milton, this “epic of over 10,000 lines is a dramatic, imaginative version of Satan’s rebellion against God and of Adam and Eve’s eviction from Eden. Set at the beginnings of human history, it shifts us across an expansive universe: Heaven at the top—Earth dangling from it—and Hell at the bottom, a dark gloomy Chaos in between. It tells the story of divine creation, human ambition and hopeless rebellion, but is perhaps most famous for its presentation of Satan, an intensely deep character” (New Statesman). “Milton’s cosmos is a visionary unfolding and enfolding of the biblical map with others from his vast mental bookstore. Paradise Lost itself is a densely intertextual amalgam of fictional worlds, made newly brilliant by the imagination behind the poet’s now sightless eyes, embodied in blank verse at its most vigorously muscled. . . . That verse flows, twists, ripples and thunders like a team of miraculously tireless and synchronised horses. It’s the perfect body-mind work-out.” —The Guardian

The Limits of Moralizing

By David Mikics,John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English David Mikics
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 9780838752852
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"This book argues that critical tradition has obscured the mutually constitutive relation between the didactic mission of Renaissance epic and the pathos of the epic self." "Critics usually see Spenser and Milton either as poets dedicated to an autonomous aesthetic that dictates indulgence in pathos for its own sake, or as Christian moralists who subordinate pathos to the didactic demands of society. The Romantic tradition that stretches from Keats to Harold Bloom exemplifies the former option. Neo-Christian, reader response, and new historicist critics assert a contrary, but similarly unbalanced, view by choosing the didactic authority of social custom, tradition, or ideology over the pathos of subjectivity." "Resisting attempts to establish an absolute priority for either pathos or moralizing, David Mikics looks to the debate between subjective passions and didactic imperatives as a sign of the complex relation between literary creation and social norms. In a study that shies away from new historicist endorsements of the force of normative ideology, as well as late Romantic celebrations of the poetic self, the author finds that Spenser and Milton develop an innovative literary subjectivity under the pressure of the Reformation's moralizing aims." "Incorporating moral force within pathos would allow poetic passion to become a worthy and clearly justifiable public stance. But Spenser and Milton, in their pursuit of this rhetorical ideal, find themselves acknowledging, instead, an enduring disjunction between affect and the discursive forms of public morality which aim to discipline or exploit it."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved