John Milton: A Short Introduction

John Milton: A Short Introduction

Author(s): Roy Flannagan

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631226192

Online ISBN: 9780470693612

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693612

About this Book

In this compelling first volume in the Blackwell Introductions to Literature series, Roy Flannagan, editor of The Milton Quarterly, provides a readable and uncluttered critical account of a complicated and sophisticated author, and his poetry and prose.


  • Puts John Milton under the microscope, using the still-evolving critical perspectives of the last fifty years.
  • Looks at Milton's life, and the cultural background to his work, as well as examining his writing.
  • Considers how and why Milton's work has endured the centuries to educate, entertain and intrigue so many generations of readers.
  • Ideal for the reader falling in love with Milton's poetry and prose, who longs to know more about what people think about the poetry, the man or the historical context.

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