ISBN-10:
1612032443
ISBN-13:
9781612032443
Pub. Date:
06/30/2011
Publisher:
Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

by John Milton
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Overview

Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by English poet John Milton. Originally published in 1667 in ten books the second edition followed in 1674 divided into twelve with arguments at the head of each book. Milton scholars generally have used this edition as the standard for any new scholarly edition. Here is presented the twelve book version with arguments and selected illustrations.

Paradise Lost concerns the story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose is to "justify the ways of God to men" and elucidate the conflict between God's eternal foresight and free will.

"Every poem can be considered in two ways - as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes. From the one point of view it is an expression of opinions and emotions; from the other, it is an organization of words which exists to produce a particular kind of patterned experience in the readers" C. S. Lewis

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ISBN-13: 9781612032443
Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 212,426
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(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.

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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"Barbara Lewalski is the doyenne of the community of Milton scholars, but she also remains committed to the enterprise of teaching. In this exemplary edition of Paradise Lost both qualities are in evidence: the text is scrupulous and the scholarship rigorous, but both the introduction and the notes are accommodated to the needs of students who will be coming to the poem for the first time. This is an edition that will please students and professors alike, and its sheer quality is a tribute to Barbara Lewalski's passion to provide readers with all the help they need to understand the greatest of all English poems."
–Gordon Campbell, University of Leicester

"Teachers and scholars will welcome Barbara Lewalski’s Blackwell edition of Paradise Lost, one not only informed by the erudition of a prominent and highly respected Miltonist but advantaged by her sound decision to reproduce the original language, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and italics of the 1674 text."
–Edward Jones, Editor, Milton Quarterly

"For the student or general reader, looking for an old-spelling edition that is faithful to the original punctuation, this edition has much to recommend it. Its annotation is crisp, purposeful and well-judged."
–Thomas N. Corns, University of Wales, Bangor

"A superb teaching text. Lewalski’s edition respects Milton’s original poem and offers supremely clear introductions, bibliography and special material to guide the student reader and educated lay person alike to new discoveries in a work that, quite simply, has it all: good, evil, God, Satan, humans, angels, love, despair, war, politics, sex, duty, and sublime poetry—set in a cosmic landscape that inspires wonder and seduces new readers in every generation."
Sharon Achinstein, Oxford University

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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