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The Cambridge Companion to Milton

The Cambridge Companion to Milton

2nd Edition

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Stephen B. Dobranski, Cedric Brown, J. Martin Evans, Colin Burrow, Martin Dzelzainis, Thomas N. Corns, R. F. Hall, Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, John Leonard, Dennis Danielson, John Carey, Diane K. McColley, Georgia Christopher, Mary Ann Radzinowicz, Joan S. Bennett, Nicholas von Maltzahn, William Kerrigan, R. G. Siemens
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  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521655439

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Milton provides an accessible, helpful guide for any student of Milton, whether undergraduate or graduate, introducing readers to the scope of Milton's work, the richness of its historical relations, and the range of current approaches to it. This second edition contains new and revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Milton's politics, the social conditions and climate in which his works were published and received, the importance of his early poems and Samson Agonistes, and the changes wrought by gender studies on the criticism of previous decades. The Companion's updated bibliography of studies and resources on Milton's works and life is available online at .

    • Highly successful Companion with over 12,000 sales in its first edition
    • Second edition contains several new and revised essays, reflecting new developments in the subject e.g. on Milton's politics, authorship and publishing history, early and late works, and gender studies
    • Companion formula provides stimulating approaches and responsible coverage, together with student-friendly reference features: an indispensable guide for students and teachers
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    'The contributors write in a direct and simple style that is now as rare as it is welcome. It is hard to imagine even the most industrious students going far beyond what this book provides in their study of Milton.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521655439
    • length: 313 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    John Milton: significant dates
    1. Milton's social life Stephen B. Dobranski
    2. Milton's Ludlow masque Cedric Brown
    3. Lycidas J. Martin Evans
    4. Poems 1645: the future poet Colin Burrow
    5. Milton's politics Martin Dzelzainis
    6. Milton's prose Thomas N. Corns
    7. Milton's sonnets and his contemporaries R. F. Hall
    8. The genres of Paradise Lost Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
    9. Language and knowledge in Paradise Lost John Leonard
    10. The Fall and Milton's theodicy Dennis Danielson
    11. Milton's Satan John Carey
    12. Milton and the sexes Diane K. McColley
    13. Milton and the reforming spirit Georgia Christopher
    14. How Milton read the Bible: the case of Paradise Regained Mary Ann Radzinowicz
    15. A reading of Samson Agonistes Joan S. Bennett
    16. Milton's readers Nicholas von Maltzahn
    17. Milton's place in intellectual history William Kerrigan
    18. Milton's works and life: select studies and resources R. G. Siemens
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Angels and Demons: Milton and the Culture Revolution
    • British Poetry before 1700
    • Milton and Moral Choice: His Age and Ours
    • Milton: Authorship and Transgression
    • Renaissance Literature: 17th Century
  • Editor

    Dennis Danielson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Contributors

    Stephen B. Dobranski, Cedric Brown, J. Martin Evans, Colin Burrow, Martin Dzelzainis, Thomas N. Corns, R. F. Hall, Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, John Leonard, Dennis Danielson, John Carey, Diane K. McColley, Georgia Christopher, Mary Ann Radzinowicz, Joan S. Bennett, Nicholas von Maltzahn, William Kerrigan, R. G. Siemens

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