John Milton

John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell.

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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton... by John Milton
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Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics) by John Milton, Stephen Orgel, Jonathan Goldberg
Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable. John Milton was thirty-seven when he published his first collection of poems, and his most famous work, "Paradise Lost", did not appear until he was some 60 years old. The delay in its writing can most fully be explained by the revolutionary conditions of the 1640s and 1650s, and the Revolution and its defeat are implicit in the form that "Paradise Lost" finally took. Deeply committed to the Independent cause, Milton wrote the crucial justifications for the trial and execution of Charles I in 1649, and became Oliver Cromwell's Latin Secretary until the 1660 Restoration of the Stuarts. He returned to poetry after the failure of the Commonwealth when he was briefly imprisoned, blind, and living in straitened circumstances, and "Paradise Regained" and "Samson Agonistes" appeared in 1671. The twelve-book "Paradise Lost" completed the canon in 1674, the year of Milton's death, and became a classic almost immediately, continuing to inspire controversy and debate and exerting inestimable influence throughout the ages.This edition includes "Lycidas", "Comus", "Samson Agonistes" and selected extracts from "Paradise Lost". Supplemented by an introduction and notes, it provides a useful guide to Milton's finest works.  read more
The Sonnets of John Milton by John Milton
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Paradise Lost by John Milton
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Milton : Paradise Lost by John Milton
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Paradise Regained by John Milton
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Paradise Lost: Bk. 4 with introduction and notes (The Macmillan Milton) by John Milton
Paradise Lost: Bk. 4 with introduction and notes (The Macmillan Milton)  read more
Paradise Lost (Penguin Popular Classics) by John Milton
This epic is Milton's most famous work, employing the heterodox theology later expounded in "De Doctrina Christiana".  read more
Milton's Comus by John Milton
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Samson Agonistes (Signet Books) by John Milton
1966. 216 pages. Good condition paperback; as expected for age. Cards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning.  read more
The Poetical Works of John Milton: Vol. I by John Milton
1776. 240 pages. No dust jacket. Green leather binding with gilt lettering. Presentation plate to front pd. Some internal hinge cracking. Moderate use marking and foxing present. Text remains clear and legible throughout on yellowed pages. Binding has weakened due to hinge cracking. Moderate edge wear, scuffing and soiling present with splitting and losses to spine. Significant rubbing to leather. Bumped corners.  read more
Milton's Paradise Lost. Part 11 by John Milton
Unpaginated. Brown card covers. Mild age toning within, but neat and clean. Rubbing and browning to card edges. A solid and attractive copy.  read more
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