Paradise Lost: Ideal and Tragic Epic

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Twayne Publishers, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 144 pages
In Paradise Lost, his poetic retelling of the story of Adam and Eve, John Milton sought to create a Christian parallel to the classical works of Homer and Virgil. His achievement remains the undisputed masterpiece of the epic for in English. Francis Blessington's Paradise Lost: Ideal and Tragic Epic clarifies the complexities of the poem and highlights its relevance to our own time as well as Milton's.

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Historical Context
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Importance of the Work
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Critical Reception
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