The Major Works

Paperback | September 14, 2008

byJohn MiltonEditorStephen Orgel, Jonathan Goldberg

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prosewritings - to give the essence of his work and thinking.Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings andMagistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relationto the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the pastfour centuries.

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prosewritings - to give the essence of his work and thi...

Stephen Orgel is a high-profile academic and author of many books on Shakespeare and the Renaissance, including The Authentic Shakespeare (Routledge, 2002). He is General Editor of the New Pelican Shakespeare, for which he has edited five volumes, and the editor of The Tempest and The Winter's Tale for the Oxford Shakespeare. Jonathan...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1008 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.69 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionAcknowledgementsChronologyNote on the TextLetter to a Friend (?1633)Poems 1645English Poems Added in 1673Uncollected English PoemsLatin PoemsGreek Poem Added in 1673Uncollected Latin PoemProse WorkMajor PoemsFamiliar Letters 1674NotesFurther ReadingIndex of Titles and First Lines