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John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Paul Hammond and Blair Worden

Abstract

This volume offers a series of fresh explorations of the life, writing, and reputation of John Milton. The ten papers take us inside Milton's verse and prose, into the context of the events and the intellectual debates within which they were written, and into the later worlds within which his reputation evolved and fluctuated. Key topics discussed include: his political beliefs and career; the characteristics of his poetry – especially Paradise Lost; the literary influences upon his verse; his perception of women; and the ways he has been seen since his death.

Keywords: John Milton, poetry, literary influences, perception of women, Paradise Lost

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264706
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Hammond, editor
Professor of Seventeenth-Century English Literature, University of Leeds; Fellow the British Academy

Blair Worden, editor
Research Professor of History, Royal Holloway, University of London; Fellow of the British Academy