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4.3 stars from 37 ratings
Very enjoyable series
The professor obviously enjoys Milton and communicates that joy as well. His enthusiasm and ease of lecturing make him another of the very nice Yale lecturers (and, no, I didn't go there). He criticizes when he feels Milton deserves it but overall the approach is very evenhanded and the emphasis...Read full review »
Some Book Guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/15
Amazing!
I loved these lectures and didn't want them to end. I hope there will be more courses by John Rogers available!
Hrrjordan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/15
Excellent and informative
A wealth of detail and clear explanation--brilliant for students, admirers of Milton or anyone interested in Early Modern literature
BWorthington1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/12
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