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John Milton

Achinstein, Sharon, Milton and the Revolutionary Reader (Princeton, 1994)

Sharon Achinstein, Literature and Dissent in Milton’s England  (CUP, 2003) Particularly useful on Samson Agonistes

Catherine Belsey, John Milton: Language, Gender, Power (Blackwell, 1985)

Denis Danielson, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Milton (CUP, 1998)

John  G. Demaray,  Milton and the Masque Tradition (Cambridge, Mass., 1968)

Achsah Guibbory,  Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton: Literature, Religion, Culture (CUP, 1998)

Christopher Hill, Milton and the English Revolution (Faber, 1977)

E.A. Honigmann, ed., Milton’s Sonnets  (Macmillan, 1966)

Laura Lunger Knoppers, 'Paradise Regained and the Politics of Martyrdom', Modern Philology, Vol. 90, No. 2. (Nov., 1992), pp. 200-219 (on JSTOR)

Barbara Lewalski, Miton's brief epic: the genre, meaning and art of 'Paradise Regained' (Methuen, 1966)

Julian Lovelock , ed., Milton’s Comus and Samson Agonistes: a Casebook (Macmillan, 1975)

Louis Martz, The Paradise Within: Studies in Vaughan, Traherne and Milton (Yale Univ. Press,  1964)

C.A. Patrides, Milton’s Lycidas: The Tradition and the Poem (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961)

Stella Revard, Milton and the tangles of Neaera's hair: the making of the 1645 poems (University of Missouri Press, 1997)

David Norbrook, Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance (OUP, 2002)

Blair Worden, "Milton, Samson Agonistes, and the Restoration" in Gerald MacLean, ed., Culture and Society in the Stuart Restoration (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 111-36.