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Milton's Words

Annabel Patterson


After a short account of Milton's life as a writer, this book guides us through Milton's poetry and polemical prose. What do Milton's words look like when we acknowledge their personal and political history; when we track them from text to text; when we consider both the big learned words and the very small ones; when we consider the frequency and uniqueness of words; when we tackle these issues in the Latin texts; when we consider the possibility that certain words gain or lose value for Milton through his life, or become keywords to a particular text; when we reconsider the question of Milto ... More

Keywords: Milton, Latin texts, church reform, De Doctrina Christiana, words, writing career, literary ambitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199573462
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annabel Patterson, author
Sterling Professor of English, Emeritus, Yale University