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JONATHAN MILTON

Classic Literature. Author Biography

John Milton (1608 – 1674)

literary classics book collection,cd,classic literature books by john milton, paradise lost, regainedJohn Milton was raised in London and studied at St. Paul’s School. Later, whilst studying to become an Anglican priest at Christ College, Cambridge, John Milton developed his poetical skills, enhanced by his knowledge of Greek and Latin which he studying at St. Pauls.

After graduating in 1632, Milton undertook six years of private, self-study, studying theology, philosophy, politics, history, science and literature, and by this time was also proficient in Hebrew, French, Spanish and Italian. After this six year study period, John Milton traveled abroad, visiting France ad Italy, meeting Galileo and other famous nobleman along his way.

Upon his return to England, the country was in civil war during which Milton married a 16 year old bride, who later returned to her family.

By 1654 John Milton was blind, and in 1660 he had to go into hiding when a warrant was issued for his arrest and the destruction of his writings. He was arrested and briefly imprisoned, but helped by influential friends.

The epic poem, Paradise Lost was published in 1667, and depicts Milton’s depression and frustration at the failure of the revolution, buy optimism for the future of humanity. Milton’s Paradise Lost was followed up by Paradise Regained.

The last decade of his life was spent married to a young woman many years his junior. He died of kidney failure in 1674.

Sin, Death and the Devil

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Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of unabridged books.
The John Milton unabridged classic literature, included on the Literary Classics CD are:

  • THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON
  • PARADISE LOST
  • PARADISE REGAINED
  • AREOPAGITICAL'ALLEGRO PENSEROSO COMUS AND LYCIDAS
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