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Paradise Lost

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ISBN-10: 048644287X

ISBN-13: 9780486442877

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Milton, John A. Himes

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First published in 1667, "Paradise Lost is considered to be the greatest epic poem in English literature. Written in twelve books, the blank verse poem tells the biblical story of Adam and Eve's fall from grace and subsequent expulsion from Paradise. In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Milton creates a rich and complex Christian mythology that has inspired countless writers and artists. It continues to be required reading in high school and college literature courses and is a long-standing favorite with lovers of English poetry.
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Book details

List price: $6.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.19" wide x 8.25" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write and study on his own. It is believed that Milton read evertything that had been published in Latin, Greek, and English. He was considered one of the most educated men of his time. Milton also had a reputation as a radical. After his own wife left him early in their marriage, Milton published an unpopular treatise supporting divorce in the case of…    

Note on This Edition
List of Illustrations
Textual Introduction
Paradise Lost
In Paradisum Amissam Summi Poet�
On Paradise Lost
The Verse
Textual Notes
Appendix: Sketches for Dramas on the Fall, from the Trinity Manuscript
Select Bibliography