Paradise lost, 1668-1968 : three centuries of commentary /
edited by Earl Miner ; co-edited by William Moeck ; corresponding editor, Steven Jablonski.
Lewisburg, NJ : Bucknell University Press, 2004.
510 p. : ill.
0838755771 (alk. paper)
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Lewisburg, NJ : Bucknell University Press, 2004.
0838755771 (alk. paper)
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CRRS copy is gift to Victoria University Library. Bowen, William R. 2004/11/23.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-01-01:
Drawing together commentaries on Paradise Lost ranging from Patrick Hume (1695) to Alastair Fowler (1968), this volume provides all the features of a variorum edition of Paradise Lost, but without reprinting the poem itself. It thus supplements any edition of the poem that provides line numbering and is a most impressive tool for the study of Milton. Perhaps the book's most useful element is that all citations to other works found in the original commentaries are expanded into full quotations in English. One never needs to consult another work or seek a translation to understand a point. The editors add notes of their own; provide an overview of the early, noneditorial responses to Paradise Lost found in letters, commendatory poems, and essays; reprint and discuss the pictures from the first two illustrated editions of the work; and include an additional 14 supplementary discussions of topics raised by passages within the poem. Sadly, Miner died in April 2004, before he could see this work into print, but the book stands as a worthy testament to his impressive legacy. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. B. E. Brandt South Dakota State University
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Table of Contents
Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 15
Early Commentp. 31
The Illustrationsp. 421
Excursus 1.50p. 427
Excursus 2.921p. 435
Excursus 2.967p. 439
Excursus 3.19p. 447
Excursus 5.791p. 451
Excursus 6.327p. 457
Excursus 6.616p. 461
Excursus 7.126p. 467
Excursus 7.594p. 471
Excursus 8.136p. 479
Excursus 9.512p. 489
Excursus 10.425p. 495
Excursus 11.385p. 499
Excursus 12.553p. 501
Bibliographyp. 505
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