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Paradise Lost: Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

Paradise Lost: Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

by John Milton, Gordon Teskey


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“Teskey’s revised edition is as open as it is authoritative. There’s a genuine reverence for the poetic wisdom of Paradise Lost conveyed in these pages, and an equal sense that this is a poem we should be wrangling with on matters of race, religion, politics, and gender. New critical selections in each of those areas, augmented annotations, and a quick-reference Glossary of Names make this an ideal edition for learning—and for luxuriating in—this monumental poem.” —RAYNA KALAS, Cornell University

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The 1674 text of Paradise Lost, with emendations and adoptions from the first edition and from the scribal manuscript. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized for student readers.
  • An illuminating introduction and abundant explanatory annotations by Gordon Teskey.
  • Source and background materials, including Milton’s greatest prose work, Areopagitica, in its entirety and key selections from the Bible.
  • Topically arranged commentaries and interpretations—seventy-eight in all, thirty-nine of them new to the Second Edition—from classic assessments to current scholarship.
  • A glossary of names and suggestions for further reading.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393617085
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gordon Teskey is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Delirious Milton: The Poet in the Modern World and Allegory and Violence, and co-editor of Unfolded Tales: Essays on Renaissance Romance.

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