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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost( )
Author: Milton, John
Introduction by: Leonard, John
Leonard, John
Notes by: Leonard, John
Leonard, John
Illustrator: Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Editor: Leonard, John
Series title:Penguin Clothbound Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-241-24061-8
Publication Date:May 2016
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Classics
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

Milton's magnificent poem narrating Adam and Eve's expulsion from the Garden of Eden, now in a beautiful new clothbound edition   In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the center of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was...
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Book Details
Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.33 x 8.05 x 1.59 Inches
Book Weight:1.4 Pounds
Author Biography
Milton, John (Author)
John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write and study on his own. It is believed that Milton read evertything that had been published in Latin, Greek, and English. He was considered one of the most educated men of his time.

Milton also had a reputation as a radical. After his own wife left him early in their marriage, Milton published an unpopular treatise supporting divorce in the case of incompatibility. Milton was also a vocal supporter of Oliver Cromwell and worked for him.

Milton's first work, Lycidas, an elegy on the death of a classmate, was published in 1632, and he had numerous works published in the ensuing years, including Pastoral and Areopagitica. His Christian epic poem, Paradise Lost, which traced humanity's fall from divine grace, appeared in 1667, assuring his place as one of the finest non-dramatic poet of the Renaissance Age. Milton went blind at the age of 43 from the incredible strain he placed on his eyes. Amazingly, Paradise Lost and his other major works, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, were composed after the lost of his sight. These major works were painstakingly and slowly dictated to secretaries.

John Milton died in 1674.

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