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Paradise Lost

Taschenbuch von John Milton

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Artikel-Nr.:
70156192
Im Sortiment seit:
12.05.2011
Erscheinungsdatum:
27.02.2003
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Milton, John
Verlag:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Imprint:
Penguin Classics
Originalsprache:
Englisch
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Belletristik
Lyrik, Dramatik, Essays
Seiten:
512
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
348 gr
Beschreibung
John Milton's celebrated epic poem exploring the cosmological, moral and spiritual origins of man's existence

A Penguin Classic

In Paradise Lost Milton produced poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time, populated by a memorable gallery of grotesques. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked, innocent Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties - blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration and in danger of execution - Paradise Lost's apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to 'justify the ways of God to men', or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Information zum Autor
John Milton (1608-1674) spent his early years in scholarly pursuit. In 1649 he took up the cause for the new Commonwealth, defending the English revolution both in English and Latin - and sacrificing his eyesight in the process. He risked his lifeby publishing The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth on the eve of the Restoration (1660). His great poems were published after this political defeat.
John Leonard is a Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.
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