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John Milton (1608-74) has a strong claim to be considered the greatest English poet after Skakespeare. His early poems, collected and published in 1645, include the much loved pair 'L'Allegro' and 'Il Penseroso' ('the cheerful man and the thoughtful man'), 'Lycidas' (his great elegy on a fellow poet) and 'Comus' (the one masque which is still read today). When the Civil ...more
Paperback, Poetry Library, 624 pages
Published January 5th 1994 by Wordsworth Editions (first published January 28th 1926)
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This is a really good collection of Milton's work but I used it mainly to analyse Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained which are both contained in this volume, along with some very helpful introductions. Well worth looking at for anyone studying Milton's works.
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John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.

Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and
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