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Milton and his England, by Don M. Wolfe

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Milton and his England
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Milton and his England
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by Don M. Wolfe
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eng
Summary
In narrative and some 120 pictures, Don M. Wolfe traces Milton's life in the context of the public events and common scenes of his time. His illustrations and vignettes, supported by passages from the history of the period as well as the poet's own writings, bring to life the people, politics, and society of seventeenth-century England: maidens carrying fresh cream and cheese on their heads, men with hats and caps to sell; the Long Parliament of 1640; Charles I's summary trial and execution; Cromwell's Protectorate; the London Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of 1666; the publication of Paradise Lost.The principal figure is, of course, John Milton, seen first as a boy of ten, sober and confident, even "then a poet." He is seen also as a traveler to the continent in 1638-1639, when he filled his mind with scenes and places that he would use in Paradise Lost: the sulphuric Phlegraean Fields outside Naples; Galileo, the "Tuscan artist" with optic glass. Milton the revolutionary is described, the libertarian pamphleteer whose passionate cry that every man had the right "to know, to utter, to argue freely" was realized around the campfires of the New Model Army. Throughout, Milton is depicted also as the poet aspiring to "leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die"-his creative genius coming forth at last in Paradise Lost and his final major work, Samson Agonistes.Originally published in 1971.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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individual biography
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1902-1976
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Wolfe, Don M.
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  • 821/.4
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3581
LC item number
.W6
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non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Milton, John
  • Poets, English
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Milton
  • Milton
  • Milton
  • Milton, John
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POETRY
  • Homes
  • Intellectual life
  • Poets, English
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Milton and his England, by Don M. Wolfe
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file reproduced from original
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The Faithorne Portrait
  • 86. Milton as Latin Secretary
  • 87. Milton's Reply to the Great Salmasius
  • 88. The Battle of Dunbar
  • 89. The Battle of Worcester
  • 90. Milton and Mercurius Politicus
  • 91. Milton's Growing Renown
  • 92. Milton in Total Darkness
  • Milton Under the Protectorate
  • 93. Dissolution of the Rump
  • 94. Milton's Second Defence
  • 4. The Princeton Portrait
  • 95. Milton on the Vaudois Massacres
  • 96. The Death of Cromwell
  • 97. Dilemma of Richard Cromwell
  • 98. Bridget Cromwell
  • 99. For the Good Old Cause: Milton's Last Stand
  • Milton in the Restoration
  • 100. Milton Wanted by the King
  • 101. Milton Arrested and Jailed
  • 102. How Did Milton Escape?
  • 103. The "Incomparable Lady Ranelagh"
  • Boyhood Years in London
  • 104. Abuse of Commonwealth Heroes
  • 105. Hugh Peters on the Scaffold
  • 106. The Execution of Sir Henry Vane
  • 107. The Plague in London: 1665
  • 108. Milton at Chalfont St. Giles
  • 109. Friends in the Jordans Churchyard
  • 110. Milton Completes Paradise Lost
  • 111. Milton and Raphael's Adam and Eve
  • 112. Milton and the Tawny Lion
  • 113. The Creation of Eve
  • 5. The Bread Street Neighborhood
  • 114. Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise
  • 115. The Great Fire of London: 1666
  • 116. The Publication of Paradise Lost
  • 117. The Reception of Paradise Lost
  • 118. The Publication of Paradise Regained and Samson
  • 119. The Last Months of Milton's Life
  • Chronology of Main Events
  • Index
  • 6. Milton's Father
  • 7. Milton at St. Paul's School
  • 8. Schoolmasters at St. Paul's: The Two Gills
  • 9. Alexander Gill the Younger
  • Milton at Cambridge
  • 10. First Months at Christ's College
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. The Plan of Christ's College
  • 12. At Christ's: The Circle of Milton's Day
  • 13. Milton in the Public Schools
  • 14. Milton and Diodati: Spring, 1626
  • 15. Milton Defends His Manhood
  • 16. Milton in Love
  • 17. Street Cries of London
  • 18. On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
  • 19. The Plague in Cambridge: 1630
  • 20. The Death of Hobson the Carrier
  • Preface
  • 21. Milton on Shakespeare: 1632
  • The Years at Horton: 1632-1638
  • 22. The Commonplace Book
  • 23. Arcades at Harefield
  • 24. The Masque of Comus: September 29, 1634
  • 25. Death of Milton's Mother
  • 26. The Sad Occasion of "Lycidas"
  • Milton's Continental Tour: 1638-1639
  • 27. With Grotius in Paris
  • 28. Milton Reaches Florence
  • Contents
  • 29. Friendships in Florence: The Academies
  • 30. What Did Milton See in Florence?
  • 31. Milton Visits Galileo
  • 32. Milton in Rome
  • 33. Milton and Roman Music: Leonora Baroni
  • 34. In Naples: Milton and Manso
  • 35. Milton and Marini
  • 36. Milton and the Phlegraean Fields
  • 37. Milton Retraces His Steps: A Second Visit to Florence
  • 38. To Bologna and Ferrara
  • Illustrations
  • 39. Milton in Venice
  • 40. Milton's Stay at Geneva: The Return to London
  • 41. Schoolmaster at St. Bride's Churchyard
  • Milton as Revolutionary: Prelude to Civil War
  • 42. Milton against the Prelates
  • 43. Milton and John Rous
  • 44. Puritan Leaders Granted Liberty
  • 45. Cromwell's Speech for Lilburne
  • 46. John Lilburne Whipped in Fleet Street
  • 47. Unanimous Proceedings against Laud
  • Acknowledgments
  • 48. The Bishops under Fire
  • 49. The Fall of Strafford
  • 50. Strafford on the Scaffold
  • 51. Abortive Arrest of the Five Members
  • 52. The Cross at Cheapside: Target of Fanaticism
  • 53. Flight of the Great Seal
  • 54. A Divided Nation: the Drift Toward War
  • 55. The Opposing Armies: Courage and Fanaticism
  • 56. The Death of Falkland
  • 57. Why Did Milton Not Enlist?
  • Portraits of Milton
  • 58. Milton's Sudden Marriage
  • 59. Reconciliation with Mary Powell: Later Marriages
  • 60. Milton Among the Heretics
  • 61. Comenius in England
  • 62. Milton on Educational Reform
  • The First Civil War
  • 63. Cromwell at Marston Moor
  • 64. Rising Secular Tones: The Areopagitica
  • 65. Execution of Archbishop Laud
  • 66. The Battle of Naseby
  • 1. Milton as a Boy of Ten
  • 67. Sectarians in the New Model
  • 68. The Damnable Tenets of Tradesmen
  • 69. Cromwell Writes to Lenthall
  • 70. The Flight of the King
  • 71. The King's Forts and Cities Surrender
  • 72. Poems of Mr. John Milton . . . 1645
  • 73. Joyce's Arrest of the King
  • 74. An Agreement of the People
  • 75. Cromwell Suppresses a Mutiny
  • 76. Charles Rejects the Four Bills
  • 2. Milton at Twenty-One
  • The Second Civil War: Milton and King Charles
  • 77. Royalist Sentiment Still Pervasive
  • 78. A Momentous Prayer Meeting
  • 79. England for the King
  • 80. The Battle of Preston
  • 81. Pride's Purge
  • 82. A Constitutional Revolution
  • 83. The Trial of Charles I
  • 84. Execution of the King
  • 85. Milton Writes The Tenure
Control code
570926134
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1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400871865
Lccn
76146646
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  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13gnqm5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)570926134
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Milton and his England, by Don M. Wolfe
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The Faithorne Portrait
  • 86. Milton as Latin Secretary
  • 87. Milton's Reply to the Great Salmasius
  • 88. The Battle of Dunbar
  • 89. The Battle of Worcester
  • 90. Milton and Mercurius Politicus
  • 91. Milton's Growing Renown
  • 92. Milton in Total Darkness
  • Milton Under the Protectorate
  • 93. Dissolution of the Rump
  • 94. Milton's Second Defence
  • 4. The Princeton Portrait
  • 95. Milton on the Vaudois Massacres
  • 96. The Death of Cromwell
  • 97. Dilemma of Richard Cromwell
  • 98. Bridget Cromwell
  • 99. For the Good Old Cause: Milton's Last Stand
  • Milton in the Restoration
  • 100. Milton Wanted by the King
  • 101. Milton Arrested and Jailed
  • 102. How Did Milton Escape?
  • 103. The "Incomparable Lady Ranelagh"
  • Boyhood Years in London
  • 104. Abuse of Commonwealth Heroes
  • 105. Hugh Peters on the Scaffold
  • 106. The Execution of Sir Henry Vane
  • 107. The Plague in London: 1665
  • 108. Milton at Chalfont St. Giles
  • 109. Friends in the Jordans Churchyard
  • 110. Milton Completes Paradise Lost
  • 111. Milton and Raphael's Adam and Eve
  • 112. Milton and the Tawny Lion
  • 113. The Creation of Eve
  • 5. The Bread Street Neighborhood
  • 114. Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise
  • 115. The Great Fire of London: 1666
  • 116. The Publication of Paradise Lost
  • 117. The Reception of Paradise Lost
  • 118. The Publication of Paradise Regained and Samson
  • 119. The Last Months of Milton's Life
  • Chronology of Main Events
  • Index
  • 6. Milton's Father
  • 7. Milton at St. Paul's School
  • 8. Schoolmasters at St. Paul's: The Two Gills
  • 9. Alexander Gill the Younger
  • Milton at Cambridge
  • 10. First Months at Christ's College
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. The Plan of Christ's College
  • 12. At Christ's: The Circle of Milton's Day
  • 13. Milton in the Public Schools
  • 14. Milton and Diodati: Spring, 1626
  • 15. Milton Defends His Manhood
  • 16. Milton in Love
  • 17. Street Cries of London
  • 18. On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
  • 19. The Plague in Cambridge: 1630
  • 20. The Death of Hobson the Carrier
  • Preface
  • 21. Milton on Shakespeare: 1632
  • The Years at Horton: 1632-1638
  • 22. The Commonplace Book
  • 23. Arcades at Harefield
  • 24. The Masque of Comus: September 29, 1634
  • 25. Death of Milton's Mother
  • 26. The Sad Occasion of "Lycidas"
  • Milton's Continental Tour: 1638-1639
  • 27. With Grotius in Paris
  • 28. Milton Reaches Florence
  • Contents
  • 29. Friendships in Florence: The Academies
  • 30. What Did Milton See in Florence?
  • 31. Milton Visits Galileo
  • 32. Milton in Rome
  • 33. Milton and Roman Music: Leonora Baroni
  • 34. In Naples: Milton and Manso
  • 35. Milton and Marini
  • 36. Milton and the Phlegraean Fields
  • 37. Milton Retraces His Steps: A Second Visit to Florence
  • 38. To Bologna and Ferrara
  • Illustrations
  • 39. Milton in Venice
  • 40. Milton's Stay at Geneva: The Return to London
  • 41. Schoolmaster at St. Bride's Churchyard
  • Milton as Revolutionary: Prelude to Civil War
  • 42. Milton against the Prelates
  • 43. Milton and John Rous
  • 44. Puritan Leaders Granted Liberty
  • 45. Cromwell's Speech for Lilburne
  • 46. John Lilburne Whipped in Fleet Street
  • 47. Unanimous Proceedings against Laud
  • Acknowledgments
  • 48. The Bishops under Fire
  • 49. The Fall of Strafford
  • 50. Strafford on the Scaffold
  • 51. Abortive Arrest of the Five Members
  • 52. The Cross at Cheapside: Target of Fanaticism
  • 53. Flight of the Great Seal
  • 54. A Divided Nation: the Drift Toward War
  • 55. The Opposing Armies: Courage and Fanaticism
  • 56. The Death of Falkland
  • 57. Why Did Milton Not Enlist?
  • Portraits of Milton
  • 58. Milton's Sudden Marriage
  • 59. Reconciliation with Mary Powell: Later Marriages
  • 60. Milton Among the Heretics
  • 61. Comenius in England
  • 62. Milton on Educational Reform
  • The First Civil War
  • 63. Cromwell at Marston Moor
  • 64. Rising Secular Tones: The Areopagitica
  • 65. Execution of Archbishop Laud
  • 66. The Battle of Naseby
  • 1. Milton as a Boy of Ten
  • 67. Sectarians in the New Model
  • 68. The Damnable Tenets of Tradesmen
  • 69. Cromwell Writes to Lenthall
  • 70. The Flight of the King
  • 71. The King's Forts and Cities Surrender
  • 72. Poems of Mr. John Milton . . . 1645
  • 73. Joyce's Arrest of the King
  • 74. An Agreement of the People
  • 75. Cromwell Suppresses a Mutiny
  • 76. Charles Rejects the Four Bills
  • 2. Milton at Twenty-One
  • The Second Civil War: Milton and King Charles
  • 77. Royalist Sentiment Still Pervasive
  • 78. A Momentous Prayer Meeting
  • 79. England for the King
  • 80. The Battle of Preston
  • 81. Pride's Purge
  • 82. A Constitutional Revolution
  • 83. The Trial of Charles I
  • 84. Execution of the King
  • 85. Milton Writes The Tenure
Control code
570926134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400871865
Lccn
76146646
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13gnqm5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)570926134
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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