JOHN MILTON, ENGLISHMAN by James Holly Hanford

JOHN MILTON, ENGLISHMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A modern psychological examination of Milton offers some new fields of controversy for literary biography followers. For Mr. Hanford explores the roots of Milton's personality, the effects of the strictures of the period, the causes of the conflicts shown later, and the results, not only in his poetry but also in his physical manifestations. It is both critical and interpretative and its careful research, not only in the known facts, but in the evidence implicit in Milton's writing, will offer interesting material for serious students of the poet, while the dignity of the style will commend it to the attentive scholar.

Publisher: Crown