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John Milton

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John Milton by Richard Bradford
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William Shakespeare and John Milton are the two most important poets in English. Shakespeare's achievements are unchallengeable and secure. Milton can make a far more controversial claim to eminence. He wrote the only poem in English recognized as an epic, Paradise Lost, a poem which challenged the beliefs and presuppositions of all of its readers. As a literary writer, his political and historical significance is unique; he was at the centre of the most traumatic period of modern British history, and this left an imprint on his writings. Richard Bradford addresses two key topics in this short account of Milton's life and work: the parallels between Paradise Lost and the events in England of the mid-to-late-seventeenth century; and the question of whether Milton's writings reflect his sense of despair at man's apparent failure to make the best of our world after the Fall and is thus the first testimony of his religious doubt. Fascinating for both the general reader and for academics, Richard Bradford brings new understanding to the life, times and works of one of Britain's most significant writers.

Author Biography

Richard Bradford is the author of 20 books, including biographies of Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Alan Sillitoe, and Martin Amis.
Release date NZ
February 22nd, 2013
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Hesperus Press Ltd
Pages
181
Dimensions
122x193x18
ISBN-13
9781843919261
Product ID
20768368

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