Readership: Students and scholars of Milton; students and scholars of seventeenth century literature.
John Leonard, Professor, Department of English, University of Western Ontario
John Leonard was educated at the University of Cambridge (BA 1980, PhD 1986) and moved to Canada in 1987. He has taught at the University of Western Ontario since 1987. He has twice won the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award: once for 'most distinguished book published on Milton' (1990) and once for 'most distinguished article' (2000).
"The rewards of this book are great indeed ,.. John Leonard's endeavour pays great dividends" - Nigel Smith, The Times Literary Supplement
"The chapter on Milton's universe is a superior critical monograph in its own right. No one should attempt to study Milton without reference to Leonard's study." - M. S. Stephenson, Choice
"these volumes deserve to be on any serious Miltonists bookshelf." - Dave Harper, Muse*less
Volume One: Style and Genre
I: Sound and Sense: 1667-1800
II: The Grand Style: 1800-1900
III: The Milton Controversy: 1900-1970
IV: Paradise Lost and Epic
V: Epic Similes
Volume Two: Interpretative Issues
IX: The Fall
X: Sex and the Sexes
XI: The Universe