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Milton's great 17th-century epic draws upon Bible stories and classical mythology to explore the meaning of existence, as understood by people of the Western world. Its roots lie in the Genesis account of the worlds creation and the first humans; its focus is a poetic interpretation "Of Mans first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe / With loss of Eden."

In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Milton's poem references tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid. But one need not be a classical scholar to appreciate Paradise Lost. In addition to its imaginative use of language, the poem features a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the rebel angel who frequently outshines his moral superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the devil makes evil appear good, just as satanic practices may seem attractive at first glance.

Paradise Lost has exercised enormous influence on generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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First published in 1667, Paradise Lost ranks among the greatest of English literature's epic poems. It's a sublime retelling of Adam and Eve's fall from grace and expulsion from Eden.

Synopsis:

First published in 1667, Paradise Lost is considered to be the greatest epic poem in English literature. Its roots lie in the Genesis account of the world's creation and Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden; it also references tales from the Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and the Aeneid.

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The completed texts of two of the greatest epic poems in English literature are combined in one volume where each provides a profound exploration of the moral problems of God's justice. Each work demonstrates Milton's genius for classicism, innovation, narrative and drama. Includes a new introduction and extensive footnotes.

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9780486442877
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Notes by:
Himes, John A.
Editor:
Himes, John A.
Author:
Milton, John
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Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Himes, John A.
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Eve
Subject:
Adam
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General Poetry
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Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
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Trade Paper
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Dover Thrift Editions
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20050631
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
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8.25 x 5.19 in 0.85 lb

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First published in 1667, Paradise Lost ranks among the greatest of English literature's epic poems. It's a sublime retelling of Adam and Eve's fall from grace and expulsion from Eden.
"Synopsis" by ,
First published in 1667, Paradise Lost is considered to be the greatest epic poem in English literature. Its roots lie in the Genesis account of the world's creation and Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden; it also references tales from the Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and the Aeneid.
"Synopsis" by , The completed texts of two of the greatest epic poems in English literature are combined in one volume where each provides a profound exploration of the moral problems of God's justice. Each work demonstrates Milton's genius for classicism, innovation, narrative and drama. Includes a new introduction and extensive footnotes.
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