Paradise Lost A Student s Companion to the Poem

Author: Francis C. Blessington
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595336779
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"A serious reading of Milton's Epic--basic enough to help novice readers and original enough in places to interest seasoned readers." --Seventeenth-Century News

Approaches to Teaching Milton s Paradise Lost

Author: Peter C. Herman
Publisher: Approaches to Teaching World L
ISBN: 9781603291163
Format: PDF, Docs
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This second edition of Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost addresses Milton in the light of the digital age, new critical approaches to his poem, and his continued presence in contemporary culture. It aims to help instructors enliven the teaching of Paradise Lost and address the challenges presented to students by the poem--the early modern syntax and vocabulary, the political and theological contexts, and the abounding classical references. The first part of the volume, "Materials," evaluates the many available editions of the poem, points to relevant reference works, recommends additional reading, and outlines useful audiovisual and online aids for teaching Milton's epic poem. The essays in the second part, "Approaches," are grouped by several themes: literary and historical contexts, characters, poetics, critical approaches, classrooms, and performance. The essays cover epic conventions and literary and biblical allusions, new approaches such as ecocriticism and masculinity studies, and reading Milton on the Web, among other topics.

Milton s Paradise Lost

Author: M. Thickstun
Publisher: CUP Archive
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book reads Milton's Paradise Lost as a poem that seeks to educate its readers by narrating the education of its main characters.

The Demonologist

Author: Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451697430
Format: PDF
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**WINNER OF THE 2014 THRILLER AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL** Fans of The Historian won’t be able to put down this spellbinding literary horror story in which a Columbia professor must use his knowledge of demonic mythology to rescue his daughter from the Underworld. Professor David Ullman is among the world’s leading authorities on demonic literature, with special expertise in Milton’s Paradise Lost. Not that David is a believer—he sees what he teaches as a branch of the imagination and nothing more. So when the mysterious Thin Woman arrives at his office and invites him to travel to Venice and witness a “phenomenon,” he turns her down. She leaves plane tickets and an address on his desk, advising David that her employer is not often disappointed. That evening, David’s wife announces she is leaving him. With his life suddenly in shambles, he impulsively whisks his beloved twelve-year-old daughter, Tess, off to Venice after all. The girl has recently been stricken by the same melancholy moods David knows so well, and he hopes to cheer her up and distract them both from the troubles at home. But what happens in Venice will change everything. First, in a tiny attic room at the address provided by the Thin Woman, David sees a man restrained in a chair, muttering, clearly insane… but could he truly be possessed? Then the man speaks clearly, in the voice of David’s dead father, repeating the last words he ever spoke to his son. Words that have left scars—and a mystery—behind. When David rushes back to the hotel, he discovers Tess perched on the roof’s edge, high above the waters of the Grand Canal. Before she falls, she manages to utter a final plea: Find me. What follows is an unimaginable journey for David Ullman from skeptic to true believer. In a terrifying quest guided by symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise Lost, David must track the demon that has captured his daughter and discover its name. If he fails, he will lose Tess forever.

The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lost

Author: Louis Schwartz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107029465
Format: PDF, Docs
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Short, accessible essays from fifteen recognized Milton specialists touching on the most important topics and themes in Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0881462365
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John Milton (1608-1674) was arguably one of the best-read persons of his epoch. Miltonâ¿¿s commonplace book reveals that in addition to the thoroughly humanistic education that he received at Trinity College Cambridge (1625-1632), he also conducted an extensively broad reading program of his own immediately after concluding his university studies which included forays into nearly every branch of learning in a period that he affectionately referred to as his â¿¿studious retirementâ¿¿ (1632-38). For over 400 years, many literary critics have declared this monumental work, Paradise Lost, to be the greatest poem in the English language. Dr. Stallard contends that a full understanding of the Bible as the poemâ¿¿s primary inter-text is essential to appreciating the poem in its Puritan context. John Miltonâ¿¿s Bible is lavishly annotated with Biblical references that demonstrates that Milton was mining a wide variety of translations including the 1540 Great Bible, the 1560 Geneva Bible, the Bishops Bible of 1568, the Douay-Rheims of 1582, and the revised Authorized Version of 1612. This Biblically annotated edition of Paradise Lost will be useful to all scholars and students of Milton alike. That a lack of familiarity with the Bible should discourage students of English literature from reading the pinnacle achievement of one of the finest poets and minds in the English language is both sad and avoidable. This edition makes Milton more accessible, comprehensible, and enjoyable for everyone.

John Milton s Paradise Lost

Author: Ruth Mitchell
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764191206
Format: PDF
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A guide to reading "Paradise Lost" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample test, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

John Milton s Paradise Lost A Reading Guide

Author: Noam Reisner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748646094
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Noam Reisner leads readers through the complexities of Milton's celebrated and challenging narrative poem as well as introducing them to the key critical views. The guide combines an introduction to the poem's main thematic and stylistic concerns together with discussion of important selected passages (substantial extracts from the text are included) and provides readers with a basic set of critical tools with which to interpret the text.