This book is the product of many years of teaching and research at Stanford University. During the course of its preparation I have received helpful advice from numerous friends and colleagues, in particular from Professors John Bender, George Dekker, Suvir Kaul, Stephen Orgel, and Jay Fliegelman, who read early drafts of several chapters, and from Professors David Kennedy, John Leonard, Herbie Lindenberger, and David Riggs, who read the final draft of the entire manuscript. I am also grateful to the anonymous reader for Cornell University Press whose comments and suggestions strengthened my argument at several crucial points, and to my research assistant, G. E. Light, for his valuable assistance in preparing the manuscript for the press. Finally, I would like to record my gratitude to Professor Paul G. Stanwood for permission to incorporate into chapters 1 and 3 material from my paper "Milton's Imperial Epic," which recently appeared in his edition of the proceedings of the Fourth International Milton Symposium, Of Poetry and Politics: New Essays on Milton and His World, and to the Deans of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, who made available to me the necessary resources to see this study through to a conclusion.
J. M. E.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Book title: Milton's Imperial Epic:Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism. Contributors: J. Martin Evans - Author. Publisher: Cornell University Press. Place of publication: Ithaca, NY. Publication year: 1996. Page number: ix.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.