The Portable Milton is an authoritative grand tour through the imagination of this prodigal genius. In the course of his forty-year career, John Milton evolved from a prodigy to a blind prophet, from a philosophical aesthete to a Puritan rebel, and from a poet who proclaimed the triumph of reason to one obsessed with the intractability of sin. Throughout these transformations, he conceived his work as a form of prayer, written in the service of the supreme being.

The Portable Milton 1976, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140150445

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The Portable Milton 1955, Viking

ISBN-13: 9780670010448