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  • Paradise Lost book cover

    Paradise Lost

    1st Edition

    By G. K. Hunter

    First published in 1980. Paradise Lost was once a favourite text for family reading; today it is confined to the educational system, which treats it as an object to be investigated rather than a subject that demands response. Professor Hunter writes inevitably for an audience of literary students,…

    eBook – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton's Creation: A Guide through Paradise Lost book cover

    Milton's Creation

    A Guide through Paradise Lost, 1st Edition

    By Harry Blamires

    First published in 1971. The intention of Milton’s Creation is to provide the student with a simple and direct entry into Paradise Lost. The author is not concerned with taking sides in critical controversy. His aim is to elucidate Milton’s primary meanings; this is a work of exegesis, not of…

    eBook – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic book cover

    Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic

    1st Edition

    By Francis C. Blessington

    This study, first published in 1979, explores the idea that all spheres of action - hell, heaven, and earth - of the classical epic is relevant to all parts of Paradise Lost. The author also examines the structure, style, and the narrator of the text. This title will be of great interest to…

    eBook – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays book cover

    Milton Re-viewed

    Ten Essays, 1st Edition

    By Edward Le Comte

    First published in 1991. These ten essays by the distinguished Milton scholar Edward Le Comte examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton’s poetry and prose, including particular focus on both Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. This title will be of great interest to students of…

    eBook – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton's Minor Poems book cover

    Milton's Minor Poems

    1st Edition

    By J. B. Leishman

    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…

    eBook – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • The Middle English Harrowing of Hell and Gospel of Nicodemus book cover

    The Middle English Harrowing of Hell and Gospel of Nicodemus

    1st Edition

    By William Henry Hulme

    First published in 1907, the publication of these Middle-English texts aimed to make the dramatic Harrowing of Hell and Gospel of Nicodemus easily accessible to students of English literature. Edited together using all known manuscripts, the volume includes the texts of the Harrowing of Hell and…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Jacob's Well: An English Treatise on the Cleansing of Man's Conscience book cover

    Jacob's Well

    An English Treatise on the Cleansing of Man's Conscience, 1st Edition

    By Arthur Dr Brandels

    First published in 1900, this volume was edited from a unique 1440 A.D. manuscript residing in Salisbury Cathedral. As a penitential manual, it joined others of its time such as Handlyng Synne and Parson’s Tale and is one of the more voluminous treatises. The fundamental allegory of this…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Three Middle-English Versions of the Rule of St. Benet: Two Contemporary Rituals for the Ordination of Nuns book cover

    Three Middle-English Versions of the Rule of St. Benet

    Two Contemporary Rituals for the Ordination of Nuns, 1st Edition

    By Ernst A. Dr Kock

    First published in 1902, this volume contains an extensive, technical scholarly introduction, followed by three Middle-English versions of the Rule of St. Benet along with the Northern Lansdowne Ritual on the reception of novices and the Vespasian Ritual of making a nun. As St Benet is the Medieval…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Magnyfycence: A Moral Play book cover

    Magnyfycence

    A Moral Play, 1st Edition

    By John Skelton

    Edited by Robert Lee Ramsay

    First published in 1906, this edition of Magnyfycence aimed to highlight the true significance of the play within both the canon of John Skelton’s work and English drama. Robert Lee Ramsay situates Magnyfycence as a morality play which functioned as a bridge between medieval miracle plays and the…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Laud Troy Book: A Romance of about 1400 A.D. book cover

    The Laud Troy Book

    A Romance of about 1400 A.D., 1st Edition

    By J. Ernst Wülfing

    First published in 1902, this volume was edited from the unique manuscript, Laud Misc. 595, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The manuscript dates to the early 15th century, though it cannot be the original. Parts I and II of this Middle-English text are republished here as one volume, accompanied…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • English Register of Godstow Nunnery, Near Oxford: Part I book cover

    English Register of Godstow Nunnery, Near Oxford

    Part I, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Clark

    First published in 1905, these two volumes together reproduced the text of Rawlinson MS. B 408 from the Bodleian Library in two parts. They consist of a preface followed the full Middle English text with glosses. The initial section of the manuscript is slightly older and consists of prefixed…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Chester Mystery Cycle: A Casebook book cover

    The Chester Mystery Cycle

    A Casebook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin J. Harty

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2018-10-24
    Routledge
    Medieval Casebooks Series

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