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    Paradise Lost (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback) By (author) John Milton, Edited by Stephen Orgel, Edited by Jonathan Goldberg

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    Description'Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world...Sing heavenly muse' From almost the moment of its first publication in 1667, Paradise Lost was considered a classic. It is difficult now to appreciate both how audacious an undertaking it represents, and how astonishing its immediate and continued success was. Over the course of twelve books Milton wrote an epic poem that would 'justify the ways of God to men', a mission that required a complex drama whose source is both historical and deeply personal. The struggle for ascendancy between God and Satan is played out across hell, heaven, and earth but the consequences of the Fall are all too humanly tragic - pride, ambition, and aspiration the motivating forces. In this new edition derived from their acclaimed Oxford Authors text, Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg discuss the complexity of Milton's poem in a new introduction, and on-page notes explain its language and allusions.


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    Title
    Paradise Lost
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Milton, Edited by Stephen Orgel, Edited by Jonathan Goldberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192833198
    ISBN 10: 0192833197
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    DC22: 821.4
    LC classification: PR3560
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    29 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Stephen Orgel is Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in Humanities at Stanford University and the author of Imagining Shakespeare. Jonathan Goldberg is Sir William Osler Professor of English Literature at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Reclaiming Sodom and Desiring Women Writing: EnglishRenaissance Examples.