The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton (Modern Library (Hardcover))

The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton (Modern Library (Hardcover))

John Milton, William Kerrigan

John Milton is, subsequent to William Shakespeare, the main influential English poet, a author whose paintings spans an enormous breadth of types and material. The whole Poetry and crucial Prose of John Milton celebrates this author’s genius in a thoughtfully assembled publication that offers new modern-spelling types of Milton’s texts, specialist remark, and a wealth of different positive factors that would please even the main committed scholars of Milton’s canon. Edited by way of a trio of esteemed students, this quantity is the definitive Milton for our time.

In those pages you can find all of Milton’s verse, from masterpieces equivalent to Paradise Lost–widely seen because the best epic poem within the English language–to shorter works similar to the Nativity Ode, Lycidas,, A Masque and Samson Agonistes. Milton’s non-English language sonnets, verses, and elegies are observed by way of clean translations through Gordon Braden. one of the newly edited and authoritatively annotated prose decisions are letters, pamphlets, political tracts, essays equivalent to Of Education and Areopagitica, and a beneficiant part of his heretical Christian Doctrine. those works demonstrate Milton’s passionate advocacy of debatable positions in the course of the English Civil conflict and the Commonwealth and recovery sessions.

With his deep studying and the sensual immediacy of his language, Milton creates for us a distinct bridge to the cultures of classical antiquity and medieval and Renaissance Christianity. With this in brain, the editors provide cautious consciousness to conserving the colourful strength of Milton’s verse and prose, whereas making the rather surprising points of his writing available to fashionable readers. Notes establish the previous meanings and roots of English phrases, light up old contexts–including classical and biblical allusions–and supply concise money owed of the author’s philosophical and political assumptions. This variation is a consummate paintings of recent literary scholarship.

“Over the arriving months, [John Milton’s] four-hundredth anniversary should be celebrated in lots of other ways, however it is extremely not going that any of the tributes he gets will do as a lot for him because the visual appeal of the trendy Library variation of his accumulated poetry and chosen prose. The variation is a version of its sort, good designed and attractively produced. There are scholarly yet unintimidating footnotes and priceless introductions to the key works. Spelling and punctuation were modernized -- a tough choice however the correct one….A good deal has been packed in, yet Milton has nonetheless been left room to respire. the total firm is intended to be reader-friendly, and it succeeds.” — The Wall highway Journal

“This exceptional version supplies us every little thing we have to learn Milton intelligently and with clean belief. you may take it to a desolate tract island, or simply remain domestic and additional your schooling in a very good writer.”
–William H. Pritchard, Amherst College

“For generations of readers Milton has been the degree of either eloquence and the Aristocracy of brain. For the following new release this new glossy Library quantity would be the commonplace: it's meticulously edited, filled with tactful annotations that set the level for his paintings and his instances, and it brings Milton, as a poet and a philosopher, vividly alive sooner than us.”
–Robert Hass

“Years in the past i started a chain of poems approximately Milton and his daughters. Ever due to the fact that, i've been combing via Milton’s poems and prose for these moments while the poet might flip and phone the poet in me. it's within the new Kerrigan-Rumrich-Fallon version that I now locate advised rejoinders to questions, prepared clarifications of difficulties, and a extra intimate size of that bold adjective Miltonic.”
–Richard Howard

“A magnificent version of the nice poet, with modernized spelling, lucid introductions to every paintings, illuminating footnotes, and clean prose translations of poems in Latin, Greek, and Italian. this would definitely be the variation of selection for lecturers, scholars, and common readers too.”
–Leo Damrosch, Harvard University

“The introductions on my own represent a great new e-book on Milton, superbly written, not easy and balanced, with equivalent care and perception given to textual, biographical, historic, literary-historical and literary-critical issues. it's a booklet to final a lifetime.”
–James Earl, collage of Oregon

“In this landmark version, lecturers will find a strong best friend in bringing the buzz of Milton’s poetry and prose to new generations of scholars. within the readability of its total belief, its thoroughness, and its never-faltering consciousness to literary and ancient aspect, the trendy Library Milton serves virtually as one other teacher–patient, considerate, without end interested in real comprehension.”
–William C. Dowling, Rutgers University

“The editors reveal a striking mixture of scholarly rigor and sensitivity to literary values, expressed in prose of exemplary readability and awesome grace; even the notes, concise in addition to unique, technique one of those epigrammatic brilliance. a good edition.”
–Edward W. Tayler, Columbia University

“The editors be triumphant gloriously, assembly the wishes of the full spectrum, from common readers to complex scholars. A modernized textual content, one delicate to Milton’ s poetic rhythm, illuminates either the author’s which means and artistry. It’s a stunning edition–a domestic valuable of its subject.”
–Marina Favila, James Madison college

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