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Paradise Lost is the great epic poem of the English language, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across heaven, hell, and earth, as Satan and his band of rebel angels conspire against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.

This marvelous edition boasts an introduction by one of Milton's most famous modern admirers, the best-selling novelist Philip Pullman. Indeed, Pullman not only provides a general introduction, but also introduces each of the twelve books of the poem. In these commentaries, Pullman illuminates the power of the poem and its achievement as a story, suggests how we should read it today, and describes its influence on him and his acclaimed trilogy His Dark Materials, which takes its title from a line in the poem. His observations offer a tribute that is both personal and insightful, and his enthusiasm for Milton's language, skill, and supreme gifts as a storyteller is infectious. He encourages readers above all to experience the poem for themselves, and surrender to its enchantment.

Pullman's tremendous admiration and passion for Paradise Lost will attract a whole new generation of readers to this classic of English literature. An ideal gift, the book is beautifully produced, printed in two colors throughout, illustrated with the twelve engravings from the first illustrated edition published in 1688, with ribbon marker.

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About the Author

Philip Pullman is the author of numerous children's books, and most famously the trilogy His Dark Materials, popular with both children and adults. His Dark Materials has been adapted for the stage and performed at the National Theatre, London in 2003 and 2004. The first part of the trilogy, The Golden Compass, was released as a film in 2007 starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Philip Pullman

Paradise Lost

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Book VI

Book VII

Book VIII

Book IX

Book X

Book XI

Book XII

Afterword

A Note on the Illustrations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199554225
Author:
Milton, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Introduction by:
Pullman, Philip
Introduction:
Pullman, Philip
Author:
null, Philip
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Author:
null, John
Subject:
Christian Theology - Angelology & Demonology
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Eve
Subject:
Adam
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 17th C
Subject:
Restoration
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 17th C & Restoration
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w engravings from the first illustr
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.70 in. 1.50 lbs.

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