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Author Cox, Katherine, 1986- author.

Title Climate change and original sin : the moral ecology of John Milton's poetry / Katherine Cox
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Series Under the sign of nature: explorations in ecocriticism
Under the sign of nature.
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. "Infant Cries": Meteorological Voices in the Nativity Ode -- 2. Early Acoustic Theory and the Aural Soul in Comus -- 3. The Power of the Air in Milton's Epic Poetry -- 4. "How Cam'st Thou Speakable of Mute": Satanic Acoustics in Paradise Lost -- 5. Milton and the Barometer: Climate Change in Pneumatic Science -- 6. "Throttled at Length in the Air": Environmental Warfare and Climate Regained -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Series Information
Summary "Establishes the primal connection between climate change and human moral transgression as a fundamental ground-theme of Milton's poetry. This book merges perspectives from the history of science, environmental humanities, and literary criticism to situate Milton's depiction of human climate responsibility amid a shifting landscape of seventeenth-century attitudes toward the atmosphere"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Milton, John, 1608-1674 fast
Subject Literature and science -- England -- History -- 17th century
Literature and morals -- England -- History -- 17th century
Environmentalism in literature.
Human ecology in literature.
Air in literature.
Air in literature
Environmentalism in literature
Human ecology in literature
Literature and morals
Literature and science
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022044601
ISBN 9780813949758