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AREOPAGITICA: A SPEECH OF MR. JOHN MILTON FOR THE LIBERTY OF UNLICENSED PRINTING, TO THE PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND.

Milton, John; Lowell, James Russell


Item #: 59657

Pages: lvii, 189 pp.
Published: New York; The Grolier Club; 1890. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: UNITED KINGDOM

The victory of Parliament over Crown during the Civil Warprompted many questions including those regarding theliberty of the press under the new regime. The StationersCompany, which enjoyed Royal patronage and a monopoly onprinting and bookselling granted by the Crown, petitionedParliament for the continuation of its privileges under thenew regime. This was a controversial request because Miltonand others resented the Company's censorship of politicaland religious publications in the years before the CivilWar. Milton, in what has been called his "most important"prose, urged Parliament to reject its petition in the nameof intellectual freedom. This edition has a longintroduction by James Russell Lowell.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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