Contains 10 essays that chart new directions in scholarship and criticism. Among the topics considered are: Samson as a culture hero for the New Model Army, biblical and exegetical traditions that explain the role of the Lady in Comus , and Dryden's operatic adaptation of Paradise Lost .
Albert C Labriola was a professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at Duquesne University and secretary of the Milton Society of America. He was also the general editor of the Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies book series. He was named the Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America for 2000.