A Companion to Milton

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Thomas N. Corns
John Wiley & Sons, 2003 M09 11 - 544 pages
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The diverse and controversial world of contemporary Milton studies is brought alive in this stimulating Companion.

  • Winner of the Milton Society of America's Irene Samuels Book Award in 2002.
  • Invites readers to explore and enjoy Milton's rich and fascinating work.
  • Comprises 29 fresh and powerful readings of Milton's texts and the contexts in which they were created, each written by a leading scholar.
  • Looks at literary production and cultural ideologies, issues of politics, gender and religion, individual Milton texts, other relevant contemporary texts and responses to Milton over time.
  • Devotes a whole chapter to each major poem, and four to Paradise Lost.
  • Conveys the excitement of recent developments in the field.

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Thomas N. Corns is a Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor. His many publications include Milton's Language (Blackwell, 1990), Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660 (1992), and Regaining Paradise Lost (1994). He is also the editor of The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I (1999).

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