Milton: Paradise Lost

Milton: Paradise Lost

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by John Milton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198320019

ISBN-13: 9780198320012

Pub. Date: 11/18/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle rages across three worlds - heaven, hell, and earth - as…  See more details below

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Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle rages across three worlds - heaven, hell, and earth - as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the centre of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198320012
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/18/2005
Series:
Oxford Student Texts
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Editors' Preface
Introduction1
1Paradise Lost and the English Revolution15
2The Protestant Epic and the Spirit of Capitalism28
3Religion and Ideology: A Political Reading of Paradise Lost47
4Milton's Bogey: Patriarchal Poetry and Women Readers58
5'Rational Burning': Milton on Sex and Marriage67
6The Genesis of Gendered Subjectivity in Paradise Lost88
7Paradise Lost and the Primal Scene102
8Adam and his 'Other Self' in Paradise Lost: A Lacanian Study in Psychic Development117
9Paradise Lost: Ideology, Phantasy and Contradiction136
10Adam on the Grass with Balsamum145
11Paradise Lost as Master-Narrative160
12Freedom, Service, and the Trade in Slaves: The Problem of Labour in Paradise Lost170
Further Reading195
Notes on Contributors199
Index201

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Milton 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started this book allowing myself a week to read it and finished it in one day, I simply couldn't put it down. Granted it's a bit difficult to read, but it gets easier once you get into it. Quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read, having read a lot.
Trollogre More than 1 year ago
Elizabethan English, but that is a draw. Paradise Lost is worthy of a read and a re-read again and again. Can't be beat!
VaRuka More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I got it for my Major British Author's class but now I'm happy I got it in general. It is fascinating. The writing style is stimulating and makes you think, but thank god for the footnotes and my professor's guidance. It had made the book even more fascinating to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Milton and Dante have formed many of our ideas about what Heaven and Hell are like. In Paradise Lost, Milton brings Adam and Eve to our front door, gives Satan a hero's welcome, and brings God's power into question. This may not appear so at first, but if looked at critically and analyzed, there are many hidden messages. The introduction in this work, by Leonard, discloses these hidden messages to you.
CrimsonQuill More than 1 year ago
Paradise Lost is of course one of the great classics and thus needs no further praise. This ebook is great for personal reading, but does not have the line numbers one will need for a class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great novel to read about the creation and the fall of man through the intervention of free will and evil.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the language may be daunting in the beginning, once you have gained a feel for the writing and its pace, the book proves to be wonderful in its imagery and its powerful inquisistion into what it means to be mortal. It delves into its implications and provides the insight to deal and transcend our quotidian trespasses in this base and mortal world.
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I love the classics, but this one was not for me! I expected a traditional story.
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