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[A]n exemplary job both of presenting the major topics of Paradise Lost and of entering the selva oscura of Milton criticism... Students and scholars alike will appreciate the balanced approach to the complexities, difficulties, and conundrums of Milton's poem and the criticism on it. Kastan's prose is not just lively but chiseled, and it is destined to affect students. --Patrick Cheney, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 Kastan is an exemplary editor, attuned to emerging critical currents, yet steeped in the scholarship of an earlier tradition, aware of the text's provenance and reception, alert to its topicality. His introduction, a model of theoretically informed, politically committed, historically grounded criticism, makes this edition of Paradise Lost all you would expect from one of the most erudite and perceptive figures in the field. --Willy Maley, Modern Language Review This is a superb edition, a model of careful editing and judicious annotation. --Leslie Brisman, Department of English, Yale University --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
John Alvis is Professor of English at the University of Dallas and the Institute for Philosophic Studies. David Scott Kastan is the Old Dominion Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Naxos audio maintain their high reputation with this excellent production of Milton's classic; wonderfully read by Anton Lesser, with Laura Paton as Eve. Read morePublished on March 11 2003
Milton himself accurately assessed his likely readership as being 'few'. No wonder. I haven't verified this, but I believe Dr Johnson's comment on reading Paradise Lost was... Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2002 by DAVID BRYSON
Milton's great epic poem was written "to justify the ways of God to men", thus telling the story of Lucifer's expulsion from Heaven and Adam's subsequent banishment from Eden. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2002 by Delphi Classics
John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the most well-written books ever, and compares to such great epics as the Iliad or The Odyssey. Read morePublished on May 5 2002 by William Lee
Paradise Lost is extremely esoteric, requiring one with an affluent knowledge of vocabulary and an ability to recognize allusions made to the Bible.Published on Jan. 26 2002 by TC
This book (or more like epic poem) is one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time. This long poem describes Satan and his Angel's fall from Paradise and in great detail. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2002 by Scycis
"Paradise Lost" is simply one of the most beautiful poems ever written. Milton's descriptions are so filled with color and emotion that I felt like I could see this... Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2001 by Amazon Customer