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From the Publisher"Barbara Lewalski is the doyenne of the community of Miltonscholars, but she also remains committed to the enterprise ofteaching. In this exemplary edition of Paradise Lost bothqualities are in evidence: the text is scrupulous and thescholarship rigorous, but both the introduction and the notes areaccommodated to the needs of students who will be coming to thepoem for the first time. This is an edition that will pleasestudents and professors alike, and its sheer quality is a tributeto Barbara Lewalski's passion to provide readers with all the helpthey need to understand the greatest of all English poems."
Gordon Campbell, University of Leicester
"Teachers and scholars will welcome Barbara Lewalski’sBlackwell edition of Paradise Lost, one not only informed bythe erudition of a prominent and highly respected Miltonist butadvantaged by her sound decision to reproduce the originallanguage, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and italics of the1674 text."
Edward Jones, Editor, Milton Quarterly
"For the student or general reader, looking for an old-spellingedition that is faithful to the original punctuation, this editionhas much to recommend it. Its annotation is crisp, purposeful andwell-judged."
Thomas N. Corns, University of Wales, Bangor
"A superb teaching text. Lewalski’s edition respectsMilton’s original poem and offers supremely clearintroductions, bibliography and special material to guide thestudent reader and educated lay person alike to new discoveries ina work that, quite simply, has it all: good, evil, God, Satan,humans, angels, love, despair, war, politics, sex, duty, andsublime poetry—set in a cosmic landscape that inspires wonderand seduces new readers in every generation." Sharon Achinstein,Oxford University