1770 Paradise Lost John Milton English Poetry Illustrated Allegory Adam & Eve

MILTON, John

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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

― John Milton, Paradise Lost

 

A charming printing of John Milton’s most famous work, ‘Paradise Lost’ – Milton’s most famous work.

 

‘Paradise Lost’ follows the biblical story of the Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to “Justify the ways of God to Men”. It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry.

 

It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states.

“[Paradise Lost shows] Milton’s peculiar power to astonish…and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful.

 

Christian writer C.S. Lewis also interpreted Milton’s landmark poem as a ‘genuine Christian morality tale’ (Leonard)

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1770 Paradise Lost John Milton English Poetry Illustrated Allegory Adam & Eve

 

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

― John Milton, Paradise Lost

 

A charming printing of John Milton’s most famous work, ‘Paradise Lost’ – Milton’s most famous work.

 

‘Paradise Lost’ follows the biblical story of the Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to “Justify the ways of God to Men”. It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry.

 

It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states.

“[Paradise Lost shows] Milton’s peculiar power to astonish…and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful.

 

Christian writer C.S. Lewis also interpreted Milton’s landmark poem as a ‘genuine Christian morality tale’ (Leonard)

Item number: #5621

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MILTON, John

       

Paradise lost: a poem, in twelve books…

London: Printed for J. Beecroft, W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, Hawes, Clarke and Collins [and 22 others in London], 1770.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   lxxi, [1], 319, [29]

o   13 full-page engravings

  • References: John Leonard’s “Introduction” to Paradise Lost;
  • Provenance:

o   Handwritten – Chal Arthur, Harrow, 1775.

o   Armorial Bookplate – Strathallan

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7in X 4.25in (18cm x 10.5cm)

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Categories

Literature

Religion

Authors

MILTON, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete