Paradise Lost -- A Poem Written in Ten Books: Essays on the 1667 First Edition by John Milton, John T. Shawcross, Michael Lieb | | 9780820703930 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Paradise Lost -- A Poem Written in Ten Books: Essays on the 1667 First Edition

Paradise Lost -- A Poem Written in Ten Books: Essays on the 1667 First Edition

by John Milton, John T. Shawcross, Michael Lieb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820703931

ISBN-13: 9780820703930

Pub. Date: 11/07/2007

Publisher: Duquesne University Press


Appearing in tandem with the first publication of an authoritative text of the 1667 first edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost, these insightful essays by ten Miltonists establish the significant differences in the text, context, and effect of the first edition of Paradise Lost from those of the now-standard second edition of 1674. In bringing together essays by

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Appearing in tandem with the first publication of an authoritative text of the 1667 first edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost, these insightful essays by ten Miltonists establish the significant differences in the text, context, and effect of the first edition of Paradise Lost from those of the now-standard second edition of 1674. In bringing together essays by various hands, editors Lieb and Shawcross seek to map what may be termed a new frontier in Milton studies, that which acknowledges the importance of what Milton himself considered to be the work of a lifetime when he offered Paradise Lost to the world in 1667.

While the scholars writing here do not claim that the first edition of Milton's epic is to be viewed as supplanting the second and later editions, they do seek to demonstrate the importance of coming to terms with the original 10-book edition both as an epic with its own identity and value and as a work that provides fundamental insight into the nature of the editions that would follow in its wake. As these scholars demonstrate, Paradise Lost is a work that cannot be fully understood without an awareness of the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the forces through which it made its first and subsequent appearances in the world at large.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820703930
Publisher:
Duquesne University Press
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Pages:
288

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