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Milton Studies
Volume 47
Albert C. Labriola, ed.



Milton Studies

Duquesne
2007 • 209 pp. 6 x 9"
Literary Criticism / Literary Criticism - English / Essays


$70.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8229-4339-6



Published annually by Duquesne University Press as an important forum for Milton scholarship and criticism, Milton Studies focuses on various aspects of John Milton's life and writing, including biography; literary history; Milton's work in its literary, intellectual, political, or cultural contexts; Milton's influence on or relationship to other writers; and the history of critical response to his work. The eight essays in this volume offer a variety of fresh subjects and cutting-edge approaches to Milton's prose and poetry.

The nine essays in this volume offer extraordinary coverage of Milton's works, both poems and prose. Topics covered include: Milton's self-identification with his female characters; his ambivalent attitudes toward knowledge and education; a new view of Milton's relationship with Galileo that invokes The Da Vinci Code and the Brotherhood of the Illuminati; the invention of the microscope seen in the rhetoric of Paradise Lost; the significance of historical references to the Tartars; floral imagery and the current emphasis on “Green Milton”; sexuality, marriage, and divorce in seventeenth-century England; writings on heresy, intolerance, and tolerance; and religious zeal and radical religion to explain Milton's characterization of the Son in Paradise Regained



ALBERT C. LABRIOLA was a professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at Duquesne University and secretary of the Milton Society of America.  He was also the general editor of the Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies book series.  He was named the Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America for 2000.



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