John Milton

The Prose Works

Author: Thomas N. Corns

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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"John Milton: The Prose Works covers Milton's entire intellectual career, from his early student exercises to his posthumous works, including the controversial De Doctrina Christiana. Alongside a clear, engaging description of the religious and political battles dividing seventeenth-century England, Corns explores such widely studied tracts as Areopagitica, England's first formal treatise on the freedom of the press, and Of Education, a cornerstone in the philosophy of education. Also discussed are a series of pamphlets calling for reform of England's divorce laws, which offended Puritan authorities and launched Milton's career as a radical activist. Unwavering in his defense of Cromwell's republic and the execution of Charles I, Milton risked his life by writing a series of republican pamphlets shortly before Charles II returned to the throne. Having lost his sight while writing for what he believed in, he relinquished much of his personal fortune when the English republic dissolved." "Milton's best-known works, published in the ensuing years, can only be fully understood in the context of his profound commitment to republican ideals. For beginning students as well as advanced scholars, Thomas Corn's comprehensive study provides rich insights into this vital aspect of Milton's development."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Category: Academic libraries

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Henry VIII

Author: Eric Ives

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199217595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

View: 4218

Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The Very Interesting People series includes the following titles: 1.William Shakespeare by Peter Holland 2. George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton 3. Charles Dickens by Michael Slater 4. Charles Darwin by Adrian Desmond, James Moore, and Janet Browne 5. Isaac Newton by Richard S.Westfall 6. Elizabeth I by Patrick Collinson 7. George III by John Cannon 8. Benjamin Disraeli by Jonathan Parry 9. Christopher Wren by Kerry Downes 10. John Ruskin by Robert Hewison 11. James Joyce by Bruce Stewart 12. John Milton by Gordon Campbell 13. Jane Austen by Marilyn Butler 14. Henry VIII by Eric Ives 15. Queen Victoria by K. D. Reynolds and H. C. G. Matthew 16. Winston Churchill by Paul Addison 17. Oliver Cromwell by John Morrill 18. Thomas Paine by Mark Philp 19. J. M. W. Turner by Luke Herrmann 20. William and Mary by Tony Claydon and W. A. Speck

Schaum's Outline of Basic Electricity, Second Edition

Author: Milton Gussow

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071702508

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 923

Confused by basic electricity concepts? Problem solved Schaum's Outline of Basic Electricity covers the fundamentals of electricity and electric circuits. Written as a complement to vocational and technical courses, the book reviews digital and computer technology and the more advanced level of expertise required of technicians in these fields. Chapters focus on particular subjects as they are related to electric circuits, so you can target specific areas or tackle the subject as a whole. You will also learn how to solve circuit values in more complex series and parallel circuits.

Drop Shot

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0345542223

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 8710

Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime watch his every move.

The Dial

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Category: Literature, Modern

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