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Poems: Milton contains selections from Milton's work.

Poems: Milton contains selections from Milton's work.

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John milton: the complete poems. JOHN MILTON was born in 1608. The son of a scrivener (a notary and money-lender), he was educated by private tutors and attended St Paul’s School and Christ’s College, Cambridge. He left Cambridge in 1632 and spent the next six years in scholarly retirement.

Complete English Poems book. Published May 15th 1991 by Everyman Paperbacks.

Read "Milton: Everyman's Poetry Everyman's Poetry" by John Milton .

Best known for his epic masterpiece Paradise Lost, Milton is also a master of subtle lyric harmony  .

Title: Complete Poems By: John Milton Format: Hardcover Vendor: Random House Publication Date: 1992 .

Title: Complete Poems By: John Milton Format: Hardcover Vendor: Random House Publication Date: 1992 Dimensions: . 1 X . 6 X . 4 (inches). Weight: 1 pound 9 ounces ISBN: 0679409971 ISBN-13: 9780679409977 Series: Everyman's Library Stock No: WW09971. From his astonishing epic Paradise Lost, with its magnificent blank verse and mesmerizing characters, to the tragic brilliance of Samson Agonistes, Milton engaged the political and religious issues of his troubled times with subtlety and sophistication.

I may assert Eternal Providence And justify the ways of God to men". John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic.

John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. His early poems include the devotional 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Comus', a masque, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas'

John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. His early poems include the devotional 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Comus', a masque, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas'. After Cromwell's death and the dashing of Milton's political hopes, he began composing Paradise Lost, which reflects his profound understanding of politics and power.

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You'll either love or hate John Milton. He's so knowledgeable in many aspects and it shows throughout his text. He's a great author to follow if you see literature as a treasure hunt and Milton makes you dig for the understanding of his vast knowledge!! I didn't like him the first couple of times I read his material, BUT I've come to appreciated and really like his writings of the hunt!! He makes you work for it!!
This is an attractive copy of classic works that enhances my library.
This everyman's edition does not seem to the edition rated below by others because this has footnotes and not endnotes./ In addition to a wondeful introduction it also contains Aereopagetica and on education which i did not expect from the title. I was pleasanly surpiused by this organzation of the book. Thise works give a good overview of the works, =. Please excuse typos i have a neurologic disease.
I am not a religious person (I am sorry to say). However, I felt it necessary to read Paradise Lost. I am glad I did. As usual Amazon delivers.
5 stars
It's fine, to a point, to modernize spellings of certain words, provided it doesn't alter the pronunciation (changing "Sion" to "Zion" is a no-no). However, the editors of this volume have also chosen to modernize punctuation to the point that it screws up the rhythm. For example, the contraction "th'Aonian mount" that appears in the opening of Paradise Lost becomese "the Aonian", as if modern readers wouldn't be able to figure it out on their own. This kind of meddling adds extra syllables to lines, screwing up Milton's metre and also insulting the intelligence of readers. If you want a really fine edition, shell out some extra cash for the Hughes volume.
This review compares the Kindle editions of The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) (edited by John Leonard), and The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton (Modern Library). The samples weren't enough to decide between them, so I bought both - and now have to decide which one to return (before the week's up). It's a bigger dilemma than I thought!

In short, I find that the Penguin has the best notes, by far, but on every other count the presentation is inferior, in parts defective.

The Modern Library edition scores in offering some prose (and I would really only need a selection of the shorter poems, too); in giving introductions to each piece or group of pieces; in its generous introductory material; and in the presentation, which shows rare sympathy with the Kindle format. Navigation is easy, with multiple options, and the Kindle's 'Go To' function is full and allows total access (e.g. to individual books of Paradise Lost).

All the defects I could find in the Penguin I have reported through the 'Report Content Error' function on the Kindle, but they include things like setting the prose 'Arguments' at the start of each book of Paradise Lost as verse, or inserting a stanza break every five lines through the whole poem. And when you find 'the' misprinted as 'die', you know you can't trust the text! No prose is a fair enough editorial choice (though if you have the COMPLETE poems, why not some prose as well?), but the lack of introductions or even short context notes is indefensible. And Penguin's navigation is poor: you can't 'Go To' individual books of Paradise Lost, or directly to the Table of Contents!

The Penguin shines, though, in one crucial area: John Leonard's commentary. The Modern Library edition is much more concise, and there are fewer lines given a comment (which many people might like!). Leonard's commentary is very full, possibly only exceeded by the (printed) Longman editions (Fowler, Carey, et al.) - but so much more to the point and less obstructive of the flow than they are. Leonard consistently brings clarity and insight to many difficult passages, as well as others innocent-seeming, and adds a whole new layer of understanding. Here's one example:-

'Comus', line 440: note on 'arms of chastity'.

PENGUIN: The Elder Brother's beliefs suit an idealistic eleven-year-old, but the twenty-five-year-old M[ilton] knew of one famous occasion when Diana's bow (441) and Minerva's shield (447) failed to save a virgin. Pluto prevailed over both weapons when he seized Proserpine (Claudian, De Rapt. Pros., ii 204-32). M[ilton] had likened the Lady to Proserpine in an earlier version of [lines] 357-65 (see note).

MODERN LIBRARY: no comment.

This passage, up to line 447, is laden with irony, and the Modern Library edition only manages to touch the surface of it in its note to line 447. (At least that might be enough to alert the reader to investigate further.) It's a pretty extreme example, I have to admit, and the Modern Library edition often matches Leonard in quality. Here's an example where it has a longer note, and where the Penguin is a little unclear:-

'Paradise Lost', Book One, line 26: note on 'justify'.

PENGUIN: both 'justify to men' and 'ways of God to men'. (I suspect some missing text here as well: perhaps the note should read something like "both 'justify to men the ways of God' and 'justify God's dealings with men'".)

MODERN LIBRARY: vindicate; cp. Pope, Essay on Man: "Laugh where we must, be candid where we can,/But vindicate the ways of God to man" (1.15-16). Milton's word order permits dual readings: either "justify (the ways of God to men)" or "justify (the ways of God) to men." Cp. S[amson] A[gonistes]: "Just are the ways of God,/And justifiable to men" (293-94).

There's probably no choice now but to keep both, and use the Penguin as a supplement to the Modern Library's highly readable presentation and reliable text....Maybe one day Penguin will clean up their edition....
Complete Poems (Everyman Paperbacks) download epub
Author: John Milton
ISBN: 0460113844
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: J M Dent & Sons Ltd; New edition edition (August 1, 1980)
Pages: 640 pages