Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost


Editor/introduction: John Leonard
Notes by: John Leonard

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140424393
  • 512 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a 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 has an apparent ambivalence towards authority which has led to intense debate about whether it manages to “justify the ways of God to men”, or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.

 

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

John Milton, Editor/introduction: John Leonard, Notes by: John Leonard

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