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Published: 23 April 2017

880 Pages | 6 black-and-white illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198778684

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Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970

Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

John Leonard

  • Summarises and evaluates existing Milton scholarship
  • Provides a detailed close reading of Milton's original text
  • Identifies influential errors and hitherto unnoticed misquotations in existing Milton criticism
  • Corrects 260 years of misunderstanding of Milton's universe in Paradise Lost
  • Uncovers many hitherto neglected or forgotten critics of Milton, including early women readers