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Milton in 2008

Four hundred years after the birth of John Milton, he still lives, his example still inspires, his words still echo. “Paradise Lost” is played on the stage, is sung to music, is choreographed for a ballet; it is an audiobook, the subject of countless theses and dissertations – and even paintings.

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Charles Dickens and Sweeney Todd

Yesterday, Robert Mack, the editor of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, wrote about the unknown author of Sweeney Todd. Today Mack looks at Dickens’s influence. This post first appeared on Powell’s. The original publisher of Sweeney Todd, Edward Lloyd, in whose journal The People’s Periodical and Family Library first appeared in 1846-7, […]

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