John Milton's Paradise Lost reveals much about the relationship between God, the world, and the human race. For Milton, the human condition consists of a tension between demonic and sacred vices. Thus, the human race stands divided against itself and is forever expelled from Eden.
The title, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Interpretations series, presents the most important 20th-century criticism on John Milton’s Paradise Lost through extracts of critical essays by well-known literary critics. This collection of criticism also features a short biography on John Milton, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.
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