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The Resource Milton and the making of Paradise lost, William Poole

Milton and the making of Paradise lost, William Poole

Label
Milton and the making of Paradise lost
Title
Milton and the making of Paradise lost
Statement of responsibility
William Poole
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Milton and the Making of Paradise Lost tells the story of John Milton's life as England's self-elected national poet and explains how the single greatest poem of the English language came to be written. In early 1642 Milton--an obscure private schoolmaster--promised English readers a work of literature so great that "they should not willingly let it die." Twenty-five years later, toward the end of 1667, the work he had pledged appeared in print: the epic poem Paradise Lost. In the interim, however, the poet had gone totally blind and had also become a controversial public figure--a man who had argued for the abolition of bishops, freedom of the press, the right to divorce, and the prerogative of a nation to depose and put to death an unsatisfactory ruler. These views had rendered him an outcast. William Poole devotes particular attention to Milton's personal situation: his reading and education, his ambitions and anxieties, and the way he presented himself to the world. Although always a poet first, Milton was also a theologian and civil servant, vocations that informed the composition of his masterpiece. At the emotional center of this narrative is the astounding fact that Milton lost his sight in 1652. How did a blind man compose this staggeringly complex, intensely visual work? Poole opens up the epic worlds and sweeping vistas of Milton's masterpiece to modern readers, first by exploring Milton's life and intellectual preoccupations and then by explaining the poem itself--its structure, content, and meaning.--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, William
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3581
LC item number
.P64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
Label
Milton and the making of Paradise lost, William Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Milton -- The undertaking -- School and the Gils -- An anxious young man -- Ambitions -- Milton's syllabus -- Securing a reputation -- Two problematic books -- Systematic theology -- Drafts for dramas -- Two competitors: Davenant and Cowley -- Going blind -- The undertaking, revisited -- Bibliographical interlude: publishing Paradise lost -- Part 2: Paradise Lost -- Structure -- Creating a universe -- Epic disruption -- Military epic -- Scientific epic -- Pastoral tragedy -- Contamination and doubles -- Justifying the ways of God to men -- Becoming a classic
Control code
981761500
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674971073
Lccn
2017011997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027485025
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13956812
System control number
(OCoLC)981761500
Label
Milton and the making of Paradise lost, William Poole
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Milton -- The undertaking -- School and the Gils -- An anxious young man -- Ambitions -- Milton's syllabus -- Securing a reputation -- Two problematic books -- Systematic theology -- Drafts for dramas -- Two competitors: Davenant and Cowley -- Going blind -- The undertaking, revisited -- Bibliographical interlude: publishing Paradise lost -- Part 2: Paradise Lost -- Structure -- Creating a universe -- Epic disruption -- Military epic -- Scientific epic -- Pastoral tragedy -- Contamination and doubles -- Justifying the ways of God to men -- Becoming a classic
Control code
981761500
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674971073
Lccn
2017011997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027485025
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13956812
System control number
(OCoLC)981761500

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