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Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)

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In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties - blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration and briefly in danger of execution—Paradise Lost has an apparent ambivalence towards authority which has led to intense debate about whether it manages to "justify the ways of God to men", or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.

 

Synopsis:

Retelling the Judeo-Christian story of creation, Milton provides an otherworldly look into the dialogue of God, Satan, and human beings. His subject is Adam's first disobedience to God and the loss of Eden. This dense classic has permeated and influenced thought for centuries.

Synopsis:

Long regarded as one of the most powerful and influential poems in the English language, Paradise Lost still inspires intense debate about whether it manages "to justify the ways of God to men" or exposes the cruelty of Christianity or the Christian God. John Leonard's illuminating introduction is fully alive to such controversies; it also contains full notes on language and many allusions to other works.

Paradise Lost conjures up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and puts a naked Adam and Eve at the very center of its story.

Synopsis:

In "Paradise Lost", Milton produces a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting Satan and Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man.

Synopsis:

Reprinted with corrections and updated bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xlvii]-lii).

Synopsis:

Edited with an introduction and notes by John Leonard.

About the Author

John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, and studied at the University of Cambridge. He originally planned to become a clergyman, but abandoned those ambitions to become a poet. Political in his writings, he served a government post during the time of the Commonwealth. In 1651, he went completely blind but he continued to write, finishing Paradise Lost in 1667, and Paradise Regained in 1671. He died in 1674.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140424393
Editor:
Leonard, John
Introduction:
Leonard, John
Introduction by:
Leonard, John
Introduction:
Leonard, John
Editor:
Leonard, John
Author:
Milton, John
Author:
Leonard, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Fall of man
Subject:
Eve
Subject:
Adam
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
107-485
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.70x5.00x.90 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 512 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140424393 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Retelling the Judeo-Christian story of creation, Milton provides an otherworldly look into the dialogue of God, Satan, and human beings. His subject is Adam's first disobedience to God and the loss of Eden. This dense classic has permeated and influenced thought for centuries.
"Synopsis" by , Long regarded as one of the most powerful and influential poems in the English language, Paradise Lost still inspires intense debate about whether it manages "to justify the ways of God to men" or exposes the cruelty of Christianity or the Christian God. John Leonard's illuminating introduction is fully alive to such controversies; it also contains full notes on language and many allusions to other works.

Paradise Lost conjures up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and puts a naked Adam and Eve at the very center of its story.

"Synopsis" by , In "Paradise Lost", Milton produces a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting Satan and Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man.
"Synopsis" by , Reprinted with corrections and updated bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xlvii]-lii).
"Synopsis" by , Edited with an introduction and notes by John Leonard.
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