by John Milton , John Leonard
✅ Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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John Milton’s famous epic poem exploring the cosmological, moral and spiritual origin of man’s existence, Paradise Lost has been entirely revised with an introduction by Jean-Leonard in Penguin ClassicsIn Milton’s Paradise Lost produces epic poem of scale, evoking a vast, grandiose cosmos and stretching across vast expanses of space and time, populated by an unforgettable gallery of grotesquesAnd yet, to put a charismatic Satan and naked, the innocence of Adam and Eve at the center of this story, he also created intensely human, tragedy of the Fall of ManWritten when Milton was in his fifties blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration and in danger of execution – the Lost Paradise of apparent ambivalence towards authority led to intense debate as to whether it managed to “justify God’s ways for men”, or exposed the cruelty of ChristianityJohn Leonard’s revised edition of Paradise Lost contains lecture notes, which highlights Milton’s biblical, classical and historical allusions and discusses his vivid, highly original use of language and white verseJohn Milton (1608-1674) spent his early years in scholarshipIn 1649 he took up the cause of the new Commonwealth, defending the English Revolution in both English and Latin and sacrificing his sight in the process.He risked his life by publishing The Loan and Easy to Establish a Easy Commonwealth on the Eve of Restoration (1660)His great poems were published after this political defeatIf you liked Paradise Lost, you could, like Dante’s Hell, also available in Penguin Classics”A never-ending moral labyrinth, the introduction to literature is first Romantic, Satan’ John Carey, the Lost Paradise, is, in my opinion, the greatest poem in English ” Philip Pullman, author of His trilogy Dark materials
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