A.N. Wilson's sympathetic, readable and brilliantly analytical narrative places John Milton, the greatest poet of the seventeenth century, in the context of his political and religious ideas.'Warmly recommended for its intelligence and readability.' The Times'Concise, balanced and wide-ranging, it deserves to become the standard life.' London Magazine'The brightest and best short biography of Milton ever written.' Punch
A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of letters and has been Literary Editor of both the Evening Standard and the Spectator. An award-winning biographer, he has written lives of Sir Walter Scott (John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Tolstoy (Whitbread Award for Biography), C. S. Lewis and Hilaire Belloc. In 1992 he caused a sensation with his bestselling Jesus and this he followed with his equally controversial Paul - also available in Pimlico. He is also a celebrated novelist. He lives in North London.