Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade by Stephen B. DobranskiMilton, Authorship, and the Book Trade by Stephen B. Dobranski

Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade

byStephen B. Dobranski

Paperback | September 3, 2009

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This original study explores Milton's relationship to the seventeenth-century book trade. Critics have often assumed that Milton presided over all stages of his texts' creation, and little has been said about his dependence on other people for producing his works. Examining Milton's changing historical circumstances with special attention to his texts' material production, Stephen B. Dobranski shows in a series of provocative and original case studies that Milton benefited from a collaborative process of writing and publishing, working with amanuenses, acquaintances, printers and publishers in dramatic and surprising ways.

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Title:Milton, Authorship, and the Book TradeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 3, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521119006

ISBN - 13:9780521119009

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the author John Milton; 1. The labor of book-writing and book-making; 2. Restoring Samson Agonistes; 3. The myth of the solitary genius; 4. Fair Milton's counterfeit; 5. Letters and spirit in Areopagitica; 6. The mystery of Milton as licenser; 7. The poet John Milton, 1673; Afterword.

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"Professor Dobranski's book is a fine example of the bibliographic work which is currently being done by scholars on Renaissance authors....this is a book that helps us understand a great deal more about the material circumstances within which a great poet worked." Sixteenth Century Journal