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About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. li-lx.

Genre
Poetry.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
821.4
Library of Congress
PR3560 1962

The Physical Object

Pagination
lx, 324 p.
Number of pages
324

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5851669M
Internet Archive
paradiselostpo00milt
LC Control Number
62011937
OCLC/WorldCat
771182
Library Thing
4897
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