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John Milton : A Biography

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John Milton was born in 1608 and in the late 1630s he travelled to the Continent where he met, among others, Galileo and Grotius. A staunch republican, he served as Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth. After the restoration of Charles II his life was probably saved by his fame as a poet. He was thrice married, his first two wives dying after childbirth. This serious yet accessible biography by a renowed Milton scholar tells the story of Milton's fascinating and troubled life on both the personal and political level.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w photos
  • 0745953107
  • 9780745953106
  • 754,101

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"An excellent book." --John Leonard, editor, " John Milton: The Complete Poems" "An excellent book." John Leonard, editor, " John Milton: The Complete Poems"" "An excellent book." --John Leonard, editor, John Milton: The Complete Poems "Forsyth's scholarship recreates and redefines the milieu out of which Milton's works emerged . . . As a result of his work, we are in Forsyth's debt." --Milton Quarterly on The Satanic Epic "Essential for anyone following classic English literature." --Library Journal "An excellent book." John Leonard, editor, John Milton: The Complete Poems"show more

About Neil Forsyth

Neil Forsyth holds an M.A. in Classics and English from King's College, Cambridge, and received his PhD. from the University of California at Berkeley. The Milton Society of America awarded him the 2004 James Holly Hanford prize for The Satanic Epic.show more

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