Paradise Lost: An Account of Its Growth and Major Origins
Russell & Russell, 1963 - 362 pages
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. The first version, published in 1667, consists of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books with minor revisions throughout.
PREFACE LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IX
THE BATTLE IN HEAVEN
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