Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost

In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties - blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration and briefly in danger of execution—Paradise Lost has an apparent ambivalence towards authority which has led to intense debate about whether it manages to "justify the ways of God to men", or exposes the cruelty of Christianity. 'An endless moral maze, introducing literature's first Romantic, Satan' John Carey

Title Paradise Lost
Author John Milton
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 29 April 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 512 p.
ISBN-10 0140424393
ISBN-13 9780140424393
Publication Date 29 April 2003
Main content page count 512
Weight 16 oz.

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