Paradise lost ; Samson Agonistes ; Lycidas

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Penguin Books USA, Nov 1, 1961 - Poetry - 414 pages
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These three major works by the seventeenth-century English poet show why Milton takes his place beside Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, and Vergil. They ring with the unmistakable clarity of genius, with majesty of language, splendor and wealth of detail, and with the deep conviction of a powerful mind. Milton's masterpieces reflect the light of a many-faceted tradition; the intellectual freedom of Greek classicism, the moral passion of Hebrew prophets, the Protestant sense of an abiding religious belief.

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Review: Paradise Lost and Other Poems

User Review  - Bret James Stewart - Goodreads

The works of Milton are one of those things I had always wanted to read yet never seemed to get around to. I have no idea how I made it through high school without reading more than excerpts, but that ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost and Other Poems

User Review  - Robert Swem - Goodreads

Much of our "mythology" that people erroneously believe is in the Bible comes from this masterwork. Read full review

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John Carey is emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at the Universityof Oxford, and is acknowledged as one of the world's leading Miltonists. He has written extensively on Milton's life and poetry and translated his treatise 'On Christian Doctrine' for the Yale "Complete Prose Works of John Milton

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