Milton's Ovidian Eve
Gracefully incorporating existing scholarship, close textual readings, and seventeenth-century writings, this book is a fresh and thorough exploration of the Ovidian allusions central to understanding Milton's Eve. Mandy Green's informed analysis moves deftly between critical approaches, including theological and feminist readings, to examine various aspects of Eve's mythological figurations.
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