John Milton

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A preeminent figure of English literature, the seventeenth century poet John Milton wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, while serving as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England and later under Oliver Cromwell. His most famous work, the epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’ (1667) is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of literature ever written. A diverse, intellectual and bilingual author, Milton achieved international renown within his lifetime. His celebrated prose work ‘Areopagitica’ (1644), written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship, still stands as one of the most influential defences of freedom of speech and the press. Milton introduced many new words to the English language and was the first modern writer to employ unrhymed verse outside of the theatre or translations. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Milton’s complete English works in poetry and prose, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Milton’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and major works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes line numbers, ideal for students
* The complete English prose
* ‘Paradise Lost’ is beautifully illustrated with Gustave Doré’s celebrated engravings
* Features five biographies – discover Milton’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with rare prose works and two more biographies

The Poetry Books
Poems, 1645
Paradise Lost (1667)
Paradise Regained (1671)
Samson Agonistes (1671)
Poems, 1673
Verses from Milton’s Commonplace Book (1874)

The Poems
List of Poems in Chronological Order
List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Prose Works
Of Reformation (1641)
Of Prelatical Episcopacy (1641)
Animadversions (1641)
The Reason of Church-Government Urged against Prelaty (1642)
Apology for Smectymnuus (1642)
The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce (1643)
Judgement of Martin Bucer Concerning Divorce (1644)
Areopagitica (1644)
On Education (1644)
Tetrachordon (1645)
Colasterion (1645)
Observations on the Articles of Peace (1648)
Eikonoklastes (1649)
The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649)
A Defence of the People of England (1651)
The Second Defence of the People of England (1654)
The Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings from the Church (1659)
A Treatise of Civil Power (1659)
The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth (1660)
Brief Notes upon a Late Sermon (1660)
Accedence Commenced Grammar (1669)
The History of Britain (1670)
Of True Religion (1673)
Epistolae Familiaries (1674)
De Doctrina Christiana (1674)
A Brief History of Moscovia (1682)
Miscellaneous Prose Works

The Biographies
Milton by Mark Pattison
The Life of John Milton by Richard Garnett
Milton by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
John Milton by David Masson
John Milton by Leslie Stephen

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