Reading Paradise Lost

Reading Paradise Lost

Author(s): David Hopkins

Published Online: 21 NOV 2012

Print ISBN: 9781118471005

Online ISBN: 9781118474419

DOI: 10.1002/9781118474419

About this Book

Casting a fresh perspective on the greatest long poem in English, David Hopkins guides the reader through the inspiring poetic landscape of Milton's great epic Paradise Lost, a work of literature which has compelled and fascinated readers down the ages and which offers enduring insight into the human condition 

  • A welcome aesthetic focus on the poetic experience of reading Paradise Lost rather than its religious or political context
  • Provides a nuanced, unified vision of the poem from a celebrated authority on English poetry of the period
  • Includes consideration of the poem's earlier champions and critics
  • Passionately advocates Paradise Lost's continuing artistic and philosophical relevance

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