The 1674 text of Paradise Lost , with emendations and adoptions from the first edition and from the scribal manuscript. Spelling and punctuation have been modernised 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.