By (author) John Milton
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Paradise Lost by John Milton
Book DescriptionParadise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across three worlds - heaven, hell, and earth - as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the centre of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love. Milton's influence has been felt by many writers since, none more so in recent times than the novelist Philip Pullman. His acclaimed trilogy His Dark Materials takes it title from a line in the poem, and the worlds he created for Lyra and Will have entranced readers across generations. His introduction to the poem is a tribute that is both personal and full of insight; his enthusiasm for Milton's language, his skill, and his supreme gifts as a storyteller is infectious and instructive. He encourages readers above all to experience the poem for themselves, and surrender to its enchantment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199554225
(237mm x 182mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Milton
Areopagitica and Other Prose Works, Paperback (December 2016)
Collection of Milton's most significant prose works features the famous tract "Areopagitica," a defense of freedom of speech, plus "Of Education," "Autobiographical Extracts," "The Doctrine and Disciple of Divorce," other essays.
Comus and Other Poems, Paperback (March 2015)
Originally printed in 1904, this book contains a collection of poems by John Milton, drawn from the editions of 1645 and 1673.
Old Nurse's Story, Paperback (February 2015)
A phantom child roams the Northumberland moors, while a host of fairytale characters gone to seed gather in the dark, dark woods...
Areopagitica and Other Writings, Paperback (November 2014)» View all books by John Milton
John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist. This edition of Milton's major prose works includes: Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and the Divorce tracts, as well as the famous 1644 polemical tract on the opposing licensing and censorship, Areopagitica.
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Author Biography - John Milton
Philip Pullman is the author of numerous children's books, and most famously the trilogy His Dark Materials, popular with both children and adults. His Dark Materials has been adapted for the stage and performed at the National Theatre, London in 2003 and 2004. The first part of the trilogy, The Golden Compass,was released as a film in 2007 starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman.
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