Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men." Paradise Lost is often considered one of the greatest literary works in the English language.
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"The style of Paradise Lost is... the natural expression of a soul thus exquisitely nourished upon the best thoughts and finest words of all ages. It is the language of one who lives in the companionship of the great and the wise of past time." Excerpt from Milton, by Mark PattisonReview:
Meticulously edited, full of tactful annotations that set the stage for his work and his times, this edition brings Milton, as a poet and a thinker, vividly alive before us. --Robert Hass, winner of the National Book Award
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Book Description Macmillan Coll Div, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11002338235X
Book Description Macmillan Coll Div. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 002338235X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0924935