First published in 1969. These nine lectures written by the distinguished scholar J. B. Leishman examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton’s poetry, with particular focus on L’Allegro, Il Penseroso and Lycidas. This title will be of great interest to students of John Milton and English Literature.
Preface Geoffrey Tillotson; 1. The Young Milton 2. Some Remarks on Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Milton’s Place in It 3. The Latin Poems 4. English Poems Written at Cambridge 5. Some Poems Written at Horton 6. L’Allegro and Il Penseroso in Their Relation to Seventeenth-Century Poetry 7. Arcades 8. Comus 9. Lycidas; Appendix; Index
This set of nine volumes, originally published between 1965 and 1991, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on John Milton, with a particular focus on his epic poem Paradise Lost. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of how Milton criticism has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of English Literature.