Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

by John Milton


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ISBN-13: 9781731702562
Publisher: Simon & Brown
Publication date: 10/31/2018
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Milton (1608-1674) was an English poet, best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, which first appeared in 1667, having been completely written, and dictated, while he was blind. His works continue to influence Western culture, thought and language.

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Table of Contents

Note on This Edition.


List of Illustrations.



Textual Introduction.


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 TrinityManuscript.

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"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

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Paradise Lost 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paradise Lost and The Canterbury Tales are the most super writings I have ever had the pleasure to read!!! I reccomend them both!!!
vibrantminds on LibraryThing 2 days ago
A 17th century epic of the Genesis account with references to classical mythology throughout. From the beginning formations of the earth to the design of paradise to the creation of Adam and Eve to the Fall. The idea behind the verse is that paradise is lost but hope still remains through Christ who will save the offspring of our first parents who sinned. Adam is shown a vision when his hope is diminished that encompasses all of humanity from Noah to Abraham to Joseph of Egypt to David and up through Christ¿s birth and death. The world is corrupt but there is hope for all in the end. Very difficult but interesting to read; there are notes to help through all the references to the mythology and other passages that we today are unfamiliar with.
Anagarika-Sean on LibraryThing 5 days ago
This book was fantastic, but wasn't quite as good as Dante's work. Still, one of my favorites.
ztutz on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Certainly one of the best poems ever written in English!
TiffGabler on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Don't care if it's blasphemy, Satan is awesome!!! He becomes a character that drives a much needed retelling of Genesis. Milton knew how to use his character and his words to create a book that was one of only two that would usually be found in anyone's house during the 18th and 19th century.
HvyMetalMG on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Seeing as I took a class - an entire class, an entire semester dedicated to the reading of this single novel, I was praying I was going to enjoy it. And what heavy metal fan couldn't enjoy the battle of God vs. Satan? The fall of Satan from heaven is a brilliantly written tale and there is so much meaning within every stanza of this epic book. There has to be, I spent 3 months reading it and I think I even got a B in this class.
Amabel300 on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Although this is not a light read and will require thought and maybe some research (on my part at least) to fully understand milton's meanings, this book is at very least profound. Milton's writing style has yet to be matched by any I've seen.
amydross on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Milton gets extra points for scope and ambition, but I have to admit that he tends toward the preachy (rather than allowing his characters to illustrate their own morals), plus some of his theology struck me as a bit simple-minded. That said, the descriptions of hell remain both beautiful and terrible -- unparalleled in the English language.
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The whole text is a single colum in the middle of the page...Oh well just a 1.99
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ebook was very poorly formatted. The first letters of most lines in the poem were missing. Needless to say, it rendered the text very difficult to read. But what can you expect for 99 cents?
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Great formatting. Great navigation. And those awesome Gustave Dore illustrations. Only 99¿
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