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Paradise Lost

John Milton


Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Evans, J. Martin. Milton’s Imperial Epic: Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Fish, Stanley. Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Kean, Margaret. John Milton’s Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook. New York: Routlege, 2005.

Lewalski, Barbara. The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

Lewis, C. S. A Preface to Paradise Lost. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Parker, William Riley. Milton: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Shawcross, John T. John Milton: The Self and the World. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1993.

Shawcross, John T. With Mortal Voice: The Creation of Paradise Lost. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1982.

Teskey, Gordon, ed. Paradise Lost: 3rd Edition (Norton Critical Edition). New York: W. W. Norton, 2005.

Walker, Julia M., ed. Milton and the Idea of Woman. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Wheeler, Thomas. Paradise Lost and the Modern Reader. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1974.

Zunder, William, ed. Paradise Lost: John Milton. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

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just wow

by jimmypagesscarf, September 03, 2013

This is it.... this is what sends us all to Hel....


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by Astori, April 21, 2014

I agree with most of the explanation and analysis above. But one thing else to be added is that a hero doesn't bear evil intentions ever, otherwise there would be no difference between a protagonist and an antagonist.


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Q. Consider 'Paradise Lost' as an Epic.

by touhidsm, April 22, 2014

Q. What qualities of an epic do you find in 'Paradise Lost'?

Ans: Paradise Lost is one of the finest examples of epic tradition in all of literature. Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 (though written nearly ten years earlier) in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse.
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