Paradise Lost (Norton Critical Editions)
This Norton Critical Edition is designed to make Paradise Lost accessible for student readers, providing invaluable contextual and biographical information and the tools students need to think critically about this landmark epic.Gordon Teskey's freshly edited text of Milton's masterpiece is... show more
This Norton Critical Edition is designed to make Paradise Lost accessible for student readers, providing invaluable contextual and biographical information and the tools students need to think critically about this landmark epic.Gordon Teskey's freshly edited text of Milton's masterpiece is accompanied by a new introduction and substantial explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized, the latter, importantly, within the limits imposed by Milton’s syntax. "Sources and Backgrounds" collects relevant passages from the Bible and Milton’s prose writings, including selections from The Reason of Church Government and the full text of Areopagitica. "Criticism" brings together classic interpretations by Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, Victor Hugo, and T. S. Eliot, among others, and the most important recent criticism and scholarship surrounding the epic, including essays by Northrop Frye, Barbara Lewalski, Christopher Ricks, and Helen Vendler. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Publish date: December 15th 2004
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
Series: Paradise (#1)
With the exception of Shakespeare this, I believe, is the greatest work of English Literature. Paradise Lost tells the story, in epic poetic form, of the fall of mankind as outlined in Genesis 1-3. While the story is constricted to the opening chapters of the Bible, the scope of the story itself is ...
No rating, as I stopped reading right after I started. This is a sad example for "too much time has passed between this being written and me being born". I can't find any access to this text.
An epic poem in blank verse. Yes, it's a theodicy. A failed one, but a really good effort. It was surprisingly readable. Maybe because the Latin sentence structure doesn't bother me, since in Polish parts of speech can freely move around the sentence. And there's an awesome audiobook I've found. So ...
A great, and intensely thought provoking piece. More so in our day and age.
This is, truly, a fantastic poem, in all senses of the word. It tells the tale of the Fall of mankind from Eden, including the story of Lucifer's Fall from Heaven to Hell. It's a story of rebellion, with Satan, surprisingly, as its hero, and a story of warning to mankind: behave, or this is what wil...