The Cambridge Companion to Milton, Paperback Book

The Cambridge Companion to Milton Paperback

Edited by Dennis Danielson

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series


An accessible, helpful guide for any student of Milton, whether undergraduate or graduate, introducing readers to the scope of Milton's work, the richness of its historical relations, and the range of current approaches to it.

This second edition contains several new and revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Milton's politics, the social conditions of his authorship and the climate in which his works were published and received, a fresh sense of the importance of his early poems and Samson Agonistes, and the changes wrought by gender studies on the criticism of the previous decade.

By contrast with other introductions to Milton, this Companion gathers an international team of scholars, whose informative, stimulating and often argumentative essays will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom.

The Companion's reading lists and extended bibliography offer readers the necessary tools for further informed exploration of Milton studies.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 313 pages, 7 b/w illus.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9780521655439



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