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Paradise Lost (Oxford World's Classics)

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From almost the moment of its publication in 1667, Paradise Lost was considered a classic. It is difficult now to appreciate how audacious an undertaking the epic represents, and how astonishing its immediate and continued success was. Over the course of twelve books John Milton wrote an epic poem that would "justify the ways of God to men," a mission that required a complex drama, the source of which is both historical and deeply personal. While the struggle for ascendancy between God and Satan is played out across hell, heaven, and earth in the work, the consequences of the Fall are all too humanly tragic, with pride, ambition, and aspiration being the motivating forces. In this new edition derived from their acclaimed Oxford Authors text, Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg discuss the complexity of Milton's Paradise Lost in a new introduction. They contextualize Milton and his poem, discuss its structure and language, and provide a summary of critical responses to the poem since its initial publication. They also include on-page notes to explain the poem's language and allusions. This modernized edition of one of the most influential works in the English language will truly bring to light Milton's genius for today's reader.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Stephen Orgel's most recent book is Imagining Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), He is the author of books on Shakespeare and Ben Jonson and has edited The Tempest and The Winter's Tale for The Oxford Shakespeare. He is the general of the New Pelican Shakespeare. Among Jonathan Goldberg's many books on early modern literature and culture are Reclaiming Sodom (Routledge, 1994) and Desiring Women Writing: English Renaissance Examples (Stanford UP, 1997).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199535743
Author:
Milton, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Orgel, Stephen
Editor:
Goldberg, Jonathan
Author:
null, Jonathan
Author:
Goldberg, Jonathan
Author:
null, Stephen
Author:
Orgel, Stephen
Author:
null, John
Subject:
Christian Theology - Angelology & Demonology
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Christianity - Literature & the Arts
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 17th C
Subject:
Restoration
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 17th C & Restoration
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.9 in 0.544 lb

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