The poems of John Milton (1608-74) have inspired readers for generations and the selection in this new edition spans his entire career, from his earliest works to the magnificent epics of his later life.
The devotional `On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', his first great poem, anticipates the probing religious questions of Paradise Lost.
Works such as `L'Allegro' and `Il Penseroso' consider divisions of loyalties, while `A Masque' (`Comus') explores Milton's great theme of temptation, and the pastoral elegy `Lycidas' contemplates mortality and the meaning of human life.
This volume includes considerable selections from Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained - Milton's late epics on the Fall of Man and Christ's temptation in the wilderness - and the complete Samson Agonistes, in which the great hero undergoes a profound crisis of faith in his final hours.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/09/2007
- Category: Poetry
- ISBN: 9780140424416