Areopagitica and Other Writings
Paperback $22.99 - Penguin UK
Classics - Published: 2/Jan/2015 - ISBN: 9780140439069
'He who destroys a good book, kills reason itself'
John Milton is renowned for his poetry, yet during most of his lifetime he was best known as a writer of prose, both celebrated and denounced for his fiery polemics in an era of religious and political controversy, radical pamphleteering and civil war. This annotated edition of his major English prose writings includes Milton's tractates in favour of divorce, on progressive education, in defence of the execution of Charles I and the new Republican state, and Areopagitica, his famous attack on censorship and call for a free press. Rhetorical, powerful, heterodox, these are monuments to the ideals of liberty and free speech from a master of English prose.
Edited with an Introduction by William Poole
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