Description : This volume offers an accessible and stimulating introduction to one of the most influential texts of western literature. This guide highlights Milton's imaginative daring as he boldly revises the epic tradition, brilliantly elaborates upon Genesis, and shapes his ambitious narrative in order to retell the story of the Fall. The book considers the heretical dimensions of Paradise Lost and its theology, while situating Milton's great poem in its literary, religious, and political contexts. A concluding chapter addresses the influence of Milton's sublime poem as a source of creative inspiration for later writers, from the Restoration to the Romantics. Finally, the volume offers an extremely useful and updated guide to further reading, which students will find invaluable.
Description : The major work of English poet John Milton has been considered a masterpiece of world literature from the moment it was published in 1667. Two hundred years later Gustave Dore's 50 plates, commissioned to illustrate the epic poem, were heralded with the highest acclaim.
Description : In This First Book Of Paradise Lost Milton S Epic Rendition Of The Fall Of Man. Satan Appears Both Terrifying And Pitiable, Sharing Human Frailties And Emotions, Thus Leaving No Easy Choice Between Good And Evil. This Edition Places The First Book Within The Context Of The Rest Of The Epic Facilitating A More Holistic Understanding.
Description : "The author provides a book-by-book examination of Paradise Lost for the first-time reader, highlighting the important features of Milton's epic style"--