Item description for The Great Poets: John Milton by John Milton, Samantha Bond & Derek Jacobi...
Thoughtful collection of John Milton's finest poetry marks the quatercentenary of the poet's birth in 1608. His uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This CD offers an ideal overview, including excerpts from the major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as famous poems such as On his blindness.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Naxos AudioBooks
Running Time: 79.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.47" Width: 5.94" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2008
Publisher Naxos AudioBooks
ISBN 9626348550 ISBN13 9789626348550
Availability 0 units.
More About John Milton, Samantha Bond & Derek Jacobi
John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, and studied at the University of Cambridge. He originally planned to become a clergyman, but abandoned those ambitions to become a poet. Political in his writings, he served a government post during the time of the Commonwealth. In 1651, he went completely blind but he continued to write, finishing Paradise Lost in 1667, and Paradise Regained in 1671. He died in 1674. Christopher Ricks is professor of humanities at Boston University and most recently author of Dylan s Visions of Sin. Susanne Woods is a Provost nad Professor of English at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and Chair of the professional Northeast Milton Seminar. Her doctorate is from Columbia University and she has taught at the University of Hawaii, Franklin & Marshall College, and at Brown University, where she maintains an affiliation. Her books include Natural Emphasis: English Versification from Chaucer to Dryden (1984), and Lanyer: A Renaissance Woman Poet (1999), and she has published numerous articles on Milton and other English renaissance poets."
John Milton has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Sao Paulo.
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