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Poet of Revolution - The Making of John Milton (Hardcover): Nicholas McDowell

Poet of Revolution - The Making of John Milton (Hardcover)

Nicholas McDowell

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A groundbreaking biography of Milton's formative years that provides a new account of the poet's political radicalization John Milton (1608-1674) has a unique claim on literary and intellectual history as the author of both Paradise Lost, the greatest narrative poem in English, and prose defences of the execution of Charles I that influenced the French and American revolutions. Tracing Milton's literary, intellectual, and political development with unprecedented depth and understanding, Poet of Revolution is an unmatched biographical account of the formation of the mind that would go on to create Paradise Lost-but would first justify the killing of a king. Biographers of Milton have always struggled to explain how the young poet became a notorious defender of regicide and other radical ideas such as freedom of the press, religious toleration, and republicanism. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography of Milton's formative years, Nicholas McDowell draws on recent archival discoveries to reconcile at last the poet and polemicist. He charts Milton's development from his earliest days as a London schoolboy, through his university life and travels in Italy, to his emergence as a public writer during the English Civil War. At the same time, McDowell presents fresh, richly contextual readings of Milton's best-known works from this period, including the "Nativity Ode," "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso," Comus, and "Lycidas." Challenging biographers who claim that Milton was always a secret radical, Poet of Revolution shows how the events that provoked civil war in England combined with Milton's astonishing programme of self-education to instil the beliefs that would shape not only his political prose but also his later epic masterpiece.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2020
First published: 2020
Authors: Nicholas McDowell
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 46mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 502
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-15469-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Literary
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 0-691-15469-4
Barcode: 9780691154695

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