Milton: Paradise Lost / Edition 2

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Offering a stimulating introduction to one of the most influential texts of Western literature, this book highlights Milton's imaginative daring, in considering the heretical dimensions of Paradise Lost and its theology. It situates Milton's great poem in its literary, religious, and political contexts and includes an extremely useful and newly updated guide to further reading. First Edition Hb (1993): 0-521-39303-5 First Edition Pb (1993): 0-521-39899-1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521539791
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Series: Landmarks of World Literature (New) Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; The chronology of events in Paradise Lost; Part I. Paradise Lost in Milton's Career and Age: 1. 'Long choosing, and beginning late'; 2. Lycidas; 3. Writing in the English Revolution and the Restoration; 4. Milton's blindness; 5. The Christian Doctrine and Milton's theological heresies; Part II. Interpreting Paradise Lost: 6. 'Say first what cause': Paradise Lost and beginnings; 7. 'To raise/That Name': Paradise Lost and epic ambition; 8. The voice of the poet; 9. Answerable styles; 10. Satan: daring ambition and heroic ideology; 11. Hell: geographical place and internal state; 12. God, providence, and free will; 13. Milton's Eden; 14. Adam and Eve and human sexuality; 15. The material cosmos of Paradise Lost; 16. War in Heaven; 17. Creation; 18. The tragedy of the Fall; 19. Postlapsarian history and the inner paradise; Part III. The Literary Afterlife of Paradise Lost: 20. Revisions from the restoration to the romantics.

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