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An angel returns from Eden, his wings singed by the sheer beauty of Adam and Eve's world, his spirit longing for the pleasures of their flesh. Jealousy and discontent among the angels to a rebellion led by Lucifer against the Creator. Banned on its second night in 1654, Lucifer was attacked by Calvinist authorities for allegedly treating 'God's profundities in a carnal manner. However the text was published at once and enjoyed an immense success. It is regarded by some as a major influence on Milton's Paradise Lost. Lucifer was first performed in Noel Clark's stylish rhyming translation at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London in June 1988.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780948230370
ISBN-10: 0948230371
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Absolute Classics
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joost Van Den Vondel

Joost van den Vondel (1587 - 1679) has been described as the Shakespeare of Holland. He is the author of thirty full-length damas, Lucifer being generally regarded as the most accomplished. Noel Clark is a writer and broadcaster. His English verse-translation from Polish of the classic comedy Zemsta (Revenge) by Alexsander Fredro was broadcast by the BBC World Service.