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"paradise Lost: A Poem Written in Ten Books": Essays on the 1667 First Edition
Contributor(s): Lieb, Michael (Editor), Shawcross, John T. (Editor)

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ISBN: 0820703931     ISBN-13: 9780820703930
Publisher: Duquesne University Press
OUR PRICE: $77.00  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: December 2007
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Dewey: 821.4
LCCN: 2007025652
Series: Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies
Physical Information: 299 pages
- Cultural Region - British Isles
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Index
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Publisher Description:
This authoritative edition of Miltonrsquo; s great epic, Paradise Lost, presents the poem in the original language (spelling and punctuation) of its 1674 publication. It thereby recovers pronunciations, sonorities, and rhythms often lost in modernized editions. Barbara K. Lewaiski offers readers the opportunity to experience the brilliance and beauty of Paradise Lost as that poem was experienced by Miltonrsquo; s contemporaries. Beginning with a brief historical and critical introduction, Lewalski also provides judicious explanatory annotations that clarify names and places, identifyrsquo; biblical and literary allusions, and gloss unfamiliar words. She includes as well a textual apparatus of variant readings, a select bibliography, and several illustrations from the 1688 Folio edition. Lewalskirsquo; s Paradise Lost is the first of three paperback volumes presenting authoritative texts of the complete poetry and major prose of John Milton in original language, thereby making these texts readily available to students and scholars.

Contributor Bio(s): Lieb, Michael: - Michael Lieb is professor of English and Research Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is coeditor of The Miltonic Samson, which won the 1996 Irene Samuel Award of the Milton Society of America.Shawcross, John T.: - John T. Shawcross was professor emeritus of English at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous books, including With Mortal Voice: The Creation of Paradise Lost. He is coeditor of Milton and the Grounds of Contention, and is a two-time winner of the James Holly Hanford Award for the most distinguished book on Milton.
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