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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

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April 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Examines Paradise Lost's depiction of Eden in the light of contemporary scientific natural history.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; Part I. Re-reading the Book of the World: 1. Corrupting experience: Satan and Eve; 2. Experimentalists and the book of the world; 3. The place of experimental reading; Part II. Reforming Animals: 4. Milton's complicated serpents; 5. New uses for monstrous lore; 6. From rarities to representatives; 7. Rehabilitating the political animal; Part III. Transplanting the Garden. 8. Naming and not naming; 9. Botanical discretion; 10. Flourishing colors; 11. The balm of life; Bibliography; Index.

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'Full of quirky detail and careful research ... one does not have to agree with every reading to appreciate the importance of intelligent questioning to the future of Milton studies, and it is high praise to say that Edwards succeeds in giving us a fresh appreciation of Paradise Lost.' Margaret Kean, Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780521017480
ISBN: 0521017483
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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