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Paradise Lost, 2nd Edition

  • John Milton
  • ISBN-10: 0393617084
  • ISBN-13: 9780393617085
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Available July 2020
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About the Product

“Teskey’s revised edition is as open as it is authoritative. There’s a genuine reverence for the poetic wisdom of Paradise Lost conveyed in these pages, and an equal sense that this is a poem we should be wrangling with on matters of race, religion, politics, and gender. New critical selections in each of those areas, augmented annotations, and a quick-reference Glossary of Names make this an ideal edition for learning—and for luxuriating in—this monumental poem.” —RAYNA KALAS, Cornell University


  • The 1674 text of Paradise Lost, with emendations and adoptions from the first edition and from the scribal manuscript. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized for student readers.

  • An illuminating introduction and abundant explanatory annotations by Gordon Teskey.

  • Source and background materials, including Milton’s greatest prose work, Areopagitica, in its entirety and key selections from the Bible.

  • Topically arranged commentaries and interpretations—seventy-eight in all, thirty-nine of them new to the Second Edition—from classic assessments to current scholarship.

  • A glossary of names and suggestions for further reading.