An edition of Paradise Lost (1667)

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An edition of Paradise Lost (1667)

Paradise Lost

  • 3.72 ·
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  • 42 Have read

John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle rages across three worlds - heaven, hell, and earth - as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, who are motivated by all too human temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.

Marked by Milton's characteristic erudition, Paradise Lost is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years, it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention, and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.

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Cover of: Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost: A Poem Written in Ten Books, Essays on the 1667 First Edition (Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies)
November 7, 2007, Duquesne Univ Pr, Duquesne University Press
Hardcover in English - 1 edition
Cover of: Milton's Paradise lost
Milton's Paradise lost: books I & II
1986, Copp Clark
Microform in English
Cover of: Paradise lost. Books 1-2
Paradise lost. Books 1-2
1956, Harrap
in English
Cover of: Paradise lost.
Paradise lost.
1910, University press
in English
Cover of: Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
1896, Longmans, Green, and co
in English
Cover of: The Paradise Lost
The Paradise Lost
1867, A.S. Barnes & Co.
Cover of: The Paradise lost
The Paradise lost
1860, A.S. Barnes & Burr
- School and academic ed.
Cover of: Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
1860, Collier
in English
Cover of: Ztracený ráj.
Cover of: Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books
Cover of: Paradise lost
Paradise lost: a poem in twelve books.
1818, Printed for J. Sharpe by C. Whittingham, Chiswick

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Includes notes and a chapter on the life of Milton, by Robert Vaughan.

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New York


Library of Congress
PR3560 1860


Gustave Doré
Robert Vaughan

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xlv, 313 p., 50 leaves of plates :
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The world was all before them, where to choose
Their place of rest, and Providence their guide :
They, hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow,
Through Eden took their solitary way.
Page 313, added anonymously.

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