Milton: Paradise Lost

Milton: Paradise Lost

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by John Milton
     
 

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:
9780872206731
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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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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