The Cambridge Companion to Milton

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Dennis Danielson
Cambridge University Press, Jul 22, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 297 pages
The Cambridge Companion to Milton provides an accessible, helpful guide for any student of Milton, whether undergraduate or graduate, introducing readers to the scope of Milton's work, the richness of its historical relations, and the range of current approaches to it. This second edition contains new and revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Milton's politics, the social conditions and climate in which his works were published and received, the importance of his early poems and Samson Agonistes, and the changes wrought by gender studies on the criticism of previous decades. The Companion's updated bibliography of studies and resources on Milton's works and life is available online at http://purl.oclc.org/emls/iemls/postprint/CCM2Biblio.ht ml.
 

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Contents

List of contributors page
ix
Note on the text and list of abbreviations
xvii
Miltons Ludlow Masque
25
Lycidas
39
the future poet
54
Miltons politics
70
Miltons prose
84
Miltons sonnets and his contemporaries
98
The Fall and Miltons theodicy
144
Miltons Satan
160
Milton and the sexes
175
Milton and the reforming spirit
193
Reading Samson Agonistes
219
Miltons readers
236
Miltons place in intellectual history
253
select studies and resources
268

The genres of Paradise Lost
113
Language and knowledge in Paradise Lost
130

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