John Milton by Mike Edwards
Paradise Lost (Analysing Texts)

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Synopsis

Paradise Lost is for many the greatest poem written in English. Composed late in the author's life, it deals with nothing less than the destiny of mankind.

This essential introductory guide:
• leads the reader into the epic poem through detailed analysis of key extracts, exploring Milton's original thought and style
• provides useful sections on 'Methods of Analysis' and 'Further Work' to aid independent study
• offers valuable information on Milton's life, times and literary legacy
• examines the development of critical opinion and discusses some recent critical views of the poem.

John Milton: Paradise Lost is ideal for anyone who is studying this complex and beautiful work for the first time. It will enable you to approach your own critical analysis of the poem with confidence.
 

About Mike Edwards

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MIKE EDWARDS was formerly Head of Humanities at Crosskeys College in Gwent, South Wales, where he taught English. He is the author of several books in the Analysing Texts series.
 
Published May 10, 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. 280 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction