The Resource Milton and the natural world : science and poetry in Paradise lost, Karen L. Edwards

Milton and the natural world : science and poetry in Paradise lost, Karen L. Edwards

Label
Milton and the natural world : science and poetry in Paradise lost
Title
Milton and the natural world
Title remainder
science and poetry in Paradise lost
Statement of responsibility
Karen L. Edwards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Milton and the Natural World overturns prevailing critical assumptions by offering a fresh view of Paradise Lost, in which the representation of Eden's plants and animals is shown to be fully cognizant of the seventeenth century's new, scientific natural history. The fabulous lore of the old science is wittily debunked, and the poem embraces new imaginative and symbolic possibilities for depicting the natural world, suggested by the speculations of Milton's scientific contemporaries including Robert Boyle, Thomas Browne, and John Evelyn. Karen L. Edwards argues that Milton has represented the natural world in Paradise Lost, with its flowers and trees, insects and beasts, as a text alive with meaning and worthy of experimental reading."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Karen L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3562
LC item number
.E39 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John (1608-1674)
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Literature and science
  • Fall of man in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Littérature et sciences
  • Sciences dans la littérature
  • Nature dans la littérature
  • Fall of man in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Natural history
  • Nature in literature
  • Science
  • Science in literature
  • Paradise lost (Milton)
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Letterkunde
  • Littérature et sciences
  • Sciences
  • Nature
  • England
Label
Milton and the natural world : science and poetry in Paradise lost, Karen L. Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Re-reading the book of the world. Corrupting experience: Satan and Eve -- Experimentalists and the book of the world -- The place of experimental reading -- Part II. Reforming animals. Milton's complicated serpents --New uses for monstrous love -- From rarities to representatives -- Rehabilitating the political animal -- Part III. Transplanting the garden. Naming and not naming -- Botanical discretion -- Flourishing colors -- The balm of life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780521643597
Lccn
99011230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40675010
  • (OCoLC)ocm40675010
Label
Milton and the natural world : science and poetry in Paradise lost, Karen L. Edwards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Re-reading the book of the world. Corrupting experience: Satan and Eve -- Experimentalists and the book of the world -- The place of experimental reading -- Part II. Reforming animals. Milton's complicated serpents --New uses for monstrous love -- From rarities to representatives -- Rehabilitating the political animal -- Part III. Transplanting the garden. Naming and not naming -- Botanical discretion -- Flourishing colors -- The balm of life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780521643597
Lccn
99011230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40675010
  • (OCoLC)ocm40675010

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