Milton's major epic poem, 'Paradise Lost' is an important text for all students of English literature. This new guide leads readers with detailed commentary on core sections and a range of interpretations and contexts. The poem's rich classical, theological, and political context is clearly explained, allowing readers to understand the major concerns within and beyond the content of the text. This volume is suitable for readers coming to the text for the first time or teaching the text at university level.
The book includes contextualized and annotated sections of the poem organized into sections: Hell, Heaven, Paradise, The Narrator. Reisner explores in detail the major approaches to Milton and provides a guided analysis of style and form. The volume includes innovative suggestions for teaching and advice and guidance for further reading.
About the Author
Noam Reisner is a lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface ix
1 Mapping and Making Paradise Lost 1
2 Text, Commentary and Analysis 30
3 Teaching the Text 142
4 Bibliography 153