A Reader's Guide to John Milton

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Syracuse University Press, 01.02.1998 - 408 Seiten
Marjorie Hope Nicolson - one of the world's foremost authorities on Milton - examines Milton's work beginning with the juvenalia, the famous Minor Poems, "L'Allegro", "Il Penseroso", "Comus" (and "Arcades"), and "Lycidas". She explores Milton's middle years, when he was diverted from poetry to become Latin Secretary under Oliver Cromwell. Examining the sonnets he composed during this time, she also scrutinizes the many prose-pamphlets and tracts that Milton said he "wrote with his left hand". Finally, Nicolson looks at the great poems, including a book-by-book analysis of Paradise Lost and a careful reading of Samson Agonistes, Milton's poetic "closet drama".
 

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Inhalt

The Education of a Poet
3
Juvenilia
22
The Minor Poems
50
The Masques
63
The Making of a Statesman
115
The Sonnets
140
Paradise Lost
177
BOOK II
203
BOOK XII
311
Paradise Regained
323
BOOK I
333
BOOK II
334
BOOK III
336
BOOK IV
338
Samson Agonistes
348
ACT I
357

BOOK III
218
BOOK V
238
BOOK VII
261
BOOK VIII
271
BOOK IX
280
BOOK X
291
BOOK XI
306
ACT II
358
ACT II
361
ACT IV
367
ACT V
370
Selected Bibliography
374
Index
381
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