John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook
John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost (1667) is a literary landmark. His reworking of Biblical tales of the loss of Eden constitutes not only a gripping literary work, but a significant musing on fundamental human concerns ranging from freedom and fate to conscience and consciousness.
Designed for students new to Milton's complex, lengthy work, this sourcebook:
* outlines the often unfamiliar contexts of seventeenth-century England which are so crucial to Paradise Lost
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Early Critical Reception