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Description for Poems Hardcover. Written after the poet was driven out of public life by the Restoration, this volume includes vivid descriptions and savage irony. Editor(s): Washington, Peter. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 165 x 119 x 21. Weight in Grams: 234.
John Milton (1608-74) was celebrated in his time as a public servant of the Cromwellian regime and as the author of brilliant polemical pamphlets about education religion and freedom of speech, but his posthumous reputation rests principally on his work as a poet, noteably in PARADISE LOST. This poem, written after the poet was driven out of public life by the Restoration, and begun when he was already blind, is a worthy successor to the epics of Homer and Virgil. In majestic blank verse it describes Lucifer's fall from heaven, the creation of mankind, Eve's temptation, and the expulsion of ... Read more

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About John Milton
John Milton was born on 9 December 1608. He studied at St Paul's School and then at Christ's College, Cambridge. He wrote poetry in Latin and Italian as well as English and travelled in Italy between 1638 and 1639. He married Mary Powell in 1642 but their relationship quickly broke down and they lived apart until 1645. They had four ... Read more

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