Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics Series)

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In "Paradise Lost", Milton produced 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's" apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to justify the 'ways of God to men', or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.

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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

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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John Milton (1608-1674) One of the greatest poets of the English language, best-known for his epic poem PARADISE LOST (1667).

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