John Milton

John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) may be best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.. As you can learn from this Great Writers Inspire collection, however, he also published other poetical, prose and political work that has influended the thought and writing of others ever since. To learn about Milton's very special qualities as a writer, listen to the talk by Dr Anna Beer in which she discusses this against some extracts of Milton's poem Lycidas. In the panel discussion 'What is a Great Writer?', it is shown how Milton can be compared to and understood via works from our own time.

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1 John Milton

Dr Anna Beer shares a few short extracts of Milton's poem Lycidas and discusses what they...

Anna Beer
2 What is a Great Writer? An academic panel discussion.

In this panel discussion from the Great Writers Inspire Engage Event workshop, Dr Seamus Perry,...

Seamus Perry, Margaret Kean, Peter McDonald, Ankhi Mukherjee, Rebecca Beasley
# Title Description Contributor
1 What is a Great Writer? An academic panel discusses the question.

In this panel discussion from the Great Writers Inspire Engage Event workshop, Dr Seamus Perry,...

Seamus Perry, Margaret Kean, Peter McDonald, Ankhi Mukherjee, Rebecca Beasley
2 John Milton

Dr Anna Beer shares a few short extracts of Milton's poem Lycidas and discusses what they...

Anna Beer
3 Literature and Politics in Seventeenth Century London (lecture)

Free public lecture by Anna Beer, held at Gresham College.
Available as video, audio, and...

Anna Beer
# Title Description Author
1 Areopagitica

ebook version of Areopagitica

Milton, John, 1608-1674
2 The poetical works of John Milton

New, rev. ed. / from the text of Thomas Newton ; to which is prefixed a biographical notice....

John Milton
3 Poems upon several occasions, : English, Italian, and Latin, with translations,

Viz. Lycidas, L'allegro, Il penseroso, Arcades, Comus, odes, sonnets, miscellanies, English...

John Milton
4 The Prose Works of John Milton

With a Biographical Introduction by Rufus Wilmot Griswold. In Two Volumes (Philadelphia: John W...

John Milton
5 'Milton'

Chapter taken from Issac Disraeli's collection of essays entitled 'Curiosities of Literature',...

Issac Disraeli
6 'Massinger, Milton, and the Italian Theatre'

Chapter taken from Issac Disraeli's collection of essays entitled 'Curiosities of Literature',...

Issac Disraeli
7 Paradise Lost. A poem in twelve books [1674]

ebook version of Paradise Lost. A poem in twelve books [1674]

Milton, John, 1608-1674
8 Comus: a mask presented at Ludlow-Castle, 1634 &c.

ebook version of Comus: a mask presented at Ludlow-Castle, 1634 &c.

Milton, John, 1608-1674
9 Paradise Regain'd. A poem in IV books. To which is added Samson Agonistes. [1671]

ebook version of Paradise Regain'd. A poem in IV books. To
which is added Samson...

Milton, John, 1608-1674
10 Poems of Mr. John Milton, both English and Latin, and, A maske of the same author [1645]

ebook version of Poems of Mr. John Milton, both English and
Latin, and, A maske of the...

Milton, John, 1608-1674
11 Paradise Lost. A Poem in ten books. [1667]

ebook version of Paradise Lost. A Poem in ten books. [1667]

Milton, John, 1608-1674
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Satan in 'Paradise Lost', by Doré

Satan, as drawn by Gustave Doré, in John Milton's Paradise Lost.

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1 Course: Milton (Open Yale)

Open Yale course with Professor John Rogers.

About the course: "This class is a study of...

John Rogers
2 Special Topics in Literature: Milton's "Paradise Lost" (course)

Material for the MIT OpenCourseWare 3-unit class on Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost.
...

Mary Fuller