Paradise Lost is the greatest work by one of the greatest poets in English literature and here, finally, is the long awaited Second Edition of Alastair Fowler's annotated edition, originally published in 1968, which has become the most authoritative guide to this great work and to the critical analysis that it has prompted. This important new edition is based on the First Edition of Paradise Lost (1667) which is now widely accepted as being closer to Milton's intention and is more accurate than the 1664 edition. However, Fowler maintains the detailed annotation that has for many years provided an interesting and comprehensive explanation to this difficult but compelling poem.
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Formal, lofty, and tragic, John Milton's epic titled "Paradise Lost" depicts the genesis of life from the third person viewpoint. It describes how Adam and Eve related with God since the time of creation, and their heavy fall from "glory to grass" when Satan corrupted their minds. Places mentioned in the set include Hell, Heaven, Earth, Paradise, and Garden of Eden.
Throughout its 1647 pages, the author's consistent use of the present tense is truely remarkable.
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