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John Milton

(Born: December 6, 1608 - Died: November 8, 1674)

English poet. His most famous work is the epic poem "Paradise Lost." A number of brief but consistently favorable comments about Milton's poetry appear in Poe's essay "Notes Upon English Verse."

John Milton

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Review of The Prose Works of John Milton  (edited by R. W. Griswold) (September 27, 1845, text "A" — Broadway Journal)

  • Burduck, Michael M., "Justifying the Ways of Death to Men: Milton's Influence on Poe's 'Shadow — A Parable' and 'Silence — A Fable'," in Perspectives on Poe, ed. D. Ramakrishna, New Delhi: APC Publications, 1996, pp. 181-190
  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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