Bookstore

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
Accessories
Adventure & Travel
Alien, UFO
Alternative Lifestyle
Antiques
Architecture & Design
Art History
Arts - Art, General
Arts - Fine Arts
Arts - Instructional
Arts - Photography
Arts - Theatre
Audiobooks - Non-Fiction
Biography - Autobio
Biography - Business
Biography - Canadian
Biography - Celebrity
Biography - General
Biography - Historical
Biography - Literary
Biography - Military
Biography - Movies
Biography - Music
Biography - Religion
Biography - Sports
Biography - True Crime
Biography- Science, Tech
Biography- Travel, Exploration
Books on Collecting
Business - Finance
Business - Personal Finance
Children - Animals Nature
Children - Mystery
Children''s - Sports
Children''s Classics
Children's - Adventure
Children's - Crafts
Children's - General
Children's - Humor, Social
Children's - Non-fiction
Children's - SF & Fantasy
Collect - Antiquarian
Collectible - 1st Edition/Modern
Collectible - Biography
Collectible - Children's
Collectible - Detective
Collectible - Fantasy/SF
Collectible - General
Collectible - Mystery
Collectible - Signed
Collectible - Sports
Collectible Illustrated
Cookbooks

View All Categories
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our Newsletter
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

* required

*

*



Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
 
 
 
       Tell A Friend About This Item
MILTON IN AMERICA, Ackroyd, Peter
Author Name:    Ackroyd, Peter

Title:   MILTON IN AMERICA

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:    Sinclair-Stevenson 1996

ISBN Number:   1856196968 / 9781856196963

Seller ID:   2982

Sinclair-Stevenson 1st edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing and a little wear at upper corners, not clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; When Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's undisputed literary masters, writes a new novel, it is a literary event. With his last novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, "as gripping and ingenious a murder mystery as you could hope to come across," in the words of the San Francisco Chronicle, he reached a whole new level of critical and popular success. Now, with his trademark blending of historical fact and fictive fancy, Ackroyd has placed the towering poet of Paradise Lost in the new Eden that is colonial America. John Milton, aging, blind, fleeing the restoration of English monarchy and all the vain trappings that go with it ("misrule" in his estimation) , comes to New England, where he is adopted by a community of fellow puritans as their leader. With his enormous powers of intellect, his command of language, and the awe the townspeople hold him in, Milton takes on absolute power. Insisting on strict and merciless application of puritan justice, he soon becomes, in his attempt at regaining paradise, as much a tyrant as the despots from whom he and his comrades have sought refuge, more brutal than the "savage" native Americans. As always, Ackroyd has crafted a thoroughly enjoyable novel that entertains while raising provocative questions--this time about America's founding myths. With a resurgence of interest in the puritans (in the movie adaptations of The Scarlet Letter and the forthcoming The Crucible) , Milton in America is particularly relevant. It is also entirely absorbing--in short, vintage Ackroyd. [450-noto]

Historical Fiction John Milton



Price = 7.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Other Items Which May Be Of Interest
SWORD OF GOLDEN STUD, Carter, Ashley
SWORD OF GOLDEN STUD
Carter, Ashley
4.35 USD

THE Spire
William Golding
2.95 USD

North Fork to Hell, Cushman, Dan
North Fork to Hell
Cushman, Dan
14.50 USD

SHEDDING THE YEARS, James Clark Bennett
SHEDDING THE YEARS
James Clark Bennett
16.50 USD

Tranter's Tree, H. R. Percy
Tranter's Tree
H. R. Percy
12.95 USD

FATHER SETS THE PACE, Gontran De Poncins
FATHER SETS THE PACE
Gontran De Poncins
12.50 USD

THE YOUNGER SET, Robert W. Chambers
THE YOUNGER SET
Robert W. Chambers
17.95 USD

THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE, Thomas Hardy, Cyril Aldred (editor)
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE
Thomas Hardy, Cyril Aldred (editor)
9.95 USD

 



Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie