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Paradise Lost
     

Paradise Lost

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by John Milton, Stephen Orgel, Jonathan Goldberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0199535744

ISBN-13: 9780199535743

Pub. Date: 05/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Milton's 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,

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Milton's 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 center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.

Marked by Milton's characteristic erudition is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years it has held generation upon generation of scholars, students and readers in rapt attention and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199535743
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
74,685
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Note on This Edition.

Acknowledgments.

List of Illustrations.

Chronology.

Introduction.

Textual Introduction.

PARADISE LOST.

In Paradisum Amissam Summi Poetæ (S[amuel] B[arrow] M. D.).

On Paradise Lost (A[ndrew] M[arvell]).

The Verse.

Book 1.

Book 2.

Book 3.

Book 4.

Book 5.

Book 6.

Book 7.

Book 8.

Book 9.

Book 10.

Book 11.

Book 12.

Textual Notes.

Appendix: Sketches for Dramas on the Fall, from the Trinity Manuscript.

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Paradise Lost 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Milton vividly brings to life the first great battle in heaven for ultimate power and the creation of the world. A great read...I couldn't put it down.
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good