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Paradise Lost

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ISBN-10: 0521200679

ISBN-13: 9780521200677

Edition: 1973

Authors: John Milton, Martin J. Evans

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As a young student, John Milton fantasized about bringing the poetic elocution of Homer and Virgil to the English language. Milton realized this dream with his graceful, sonorous "Paradise Lost," now considered the most influential epic poem in English literature. A retelling of the biblical story of mankind' s fall from grace, Milton' s epic opens shortly after the dramatic expulsion of Satan and his army of angels from Heaven. What follows is a cosmic battle between good and evil that ranges across vast, splendid tracts of time and space, from the wild abyss of Chaos and the fiery lake of Hell to the Gate of Heaven and God' s newly created paradise, the Garden of Eden. Controversy still…    
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Book details

List price: $36.45
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/30/1973
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 199
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
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…