About the author: Dr. David Dickey is a lecturer in English at the North East Institute of Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland. He has also taught at the University of Ulster at the Jordantown and Coleraine campuses.
2000 0-7734-7730-6 Outlines the origins of Milton’s idiosyncratic ambivalence towards woman and charts its developmental character in and out of poetry and prose. It includes an introductory survey of influential critical opinion on the subject, including feminist readings. Subsequent chapters contain close textual analysis which attempts to uncover the secret animus of Milton’s major and minor poetry and the domestic prose works selected.