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Publication Date: 27/02/2003 ISBN: 9780140424393 Category:

Paradise Lost

John Milton, John Leonard, John Leonard

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 27/02/2003 ISBN: 9780140424393 Category:
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‘An endless moral maze, introducing literature’s first Romantic, Satan’ John Carey

In his epic poem Paradise Lost Milton conjured up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos 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, bitter and briefly in danger of execution – Paradise Lost’s apparent ambivalence has led to intense debate about whether it manages to ‘justify the ways of God to men’ or exposes the cruelty of authority.

Edited with an introduction and notes by JOHN LEONARD

Publisher Review

“In this landmark edition, teachers will discover a powerful ally in bringing the excitement of Milton’s poetry and prose to new generations of students.”-William C. Dowling, Rutgers University

“This magnificent edition gives us everything we need to read Milton intelligently and with fresh perception.”-William H. Pritchard, Amherst College

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