A Guidebook to Paradise Lost

A Guidebook to Paradise Lost

By: Joe Nutt (author)Paperback

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Paradise Lost has excited and provoked poets and critics for over 300 years. This introduction provides an accessible route into Milton's influential epic poem, guiding students through each of the twelve books by a combination of close textual analysis and summary of key themes and techniques. Without assuming prior knowledge, Nutt helps navigate the book's biblical and classical background and its relationship to seventeenth-century history. Focusing on developing the reading skills needed to approach this important and complex poem independently, A Guide to Paradise Lost is essential reading for all students of Milton.

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About Author

JOE NUTT is currently Principal Consultant at CfBT Education Trust and previously taught English at the City of London School, UK. He is the author of An Introduction to Shakespeare's Late Plays and John Donne: The Poems.


Preface Acknowledgements Milton and his England: The Historical and Biographical Context of Paradise Lost Religious Mythology Epic Voyage Redemption and Free Will Paradise Perturbed Wilful Transgression War in Heaven Genesis Divine Love and Love Divine Wiles and Wilfulness Crime and Punishment Loss of Paradise Banishment and Hope Further Activities and Reading

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780230536654
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780230536654
  • weight: 356
  • ISBN10: 0230536654

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