With brevity, depth, and accessibility, this book helps readers to appreciate the works of John Milton, and to understand the great influence they have had on literature and other disciplines.
* Presents new and authoritative essays by internationally respected Milton scholars. * Explains how and why Milton's works established their central place in the English literary canon. * Structured chronologically around Milton's major works. * Also includes a select bibliography and a chronology detailing Milton's life and works alongside relevant world events.