Milton: A Biography: Volume I: The Life by William Riley ParkerMilton: A Biography: Volume I: The Life by William Riley Parker

Milton: A Biography: Volume I: The Life

byWilliam Riley Parker, Gordon Campbell

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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Parker's life of Milton has long been accepted as one of the great literary biographies of the twentieth century, a unique accomplishment of scholarship based on a vast range of documentary evidence. Originally published in 1968, the biography was immediately acclaimed as `indispensable',`authoritative', as well as `controversial', and Parker himself was described in The Review of English Studies as `a living library and a walking museum'. Gordon Campbell's new and revised edition of Volume 1 forms a complete, self-contained, and wholly accessible account of Milton's life whichremains essential reading for the student of seventeenth-century literature, and for anyone who share Parker's enthusiasm for Milton's poetry.
Gordon Campbell is the editor of John Milton: Complete English Poems, Of Education, Areopagitica (Dent-Everyman, 1990, 1993), and Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature: The Renaissance (Macmillan, 1989), and Renaissance Studies (OUP, 1987ff)
Title:Milton: A Biography: Volume I: The LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:694 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.65 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198128894

ISBN - 13:9780198128892

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Editorial Reviews

`The most impressive recent contribution to Milton studies is William Rileey Parker's two-volume biography (19968) now revised by Gordon Campbell.'The Guardian