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Paradise Lost (Paperback)

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Paperback 388 Pages / Published: 09/08/2007
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In this authoritative edition of John Milton s epic poem, Paradise Lost is presented in the original language of its 1674 publication, with explanatory annotations and word glosses. Edited by one of the world's leading Milton scholars, the author of the acclaimed The Life of Milton (Blackwell 2000), which won the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Book Award Offers readers the opportunity to experience the brilliance and beauty of Paradise Lost as it was experienced by his contemporaries Presents Paradise Lost in its original 1674 form Incorporates accidentals (spelling and punctuation) from the 1674 edition Recovers Miltonic rhythms, pronunciations, and sound qualities often lost in modern editions Annotates names, places, biblical and literary allusions, and unfamiliar words Includes illustrations by John Baptista Medina from the 1688 Folio edition

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405129299
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 668 g
Dimensions: 242 x 180 x 21 mm

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“Very interesting”

I enjoyed this epic poem. Getting used to the style takes a little perseverence but once I got going, it was very good. The notes helped get me into the style and changed use of some language. The introduction (and... More

Paperback edition
25th August 2014
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“Paradise Lost”

This is Milton's epic retelling of the story of Creation and Mankind's fall from Paradise. Although it is a little hard work in places the prose is vivid and descriptive and carries the reader through very... More

Paperback edition
29th April 2011
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Matt Kusnierz

“Classic retelling of an ancient theme”

If this is the first heroic poem you have read from this period you will probably find it hard going, but it is worth persevering with. In brief, this is a retelling of the classic Genesis story using the wonderfully... More

Paperback edition
7th February 2011
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