"[The book] prints its notes on the same page as the text - and thus makes them easily accessible. Its readable typeface makes it the best of the old-spelling editions currently available. It scrupulously adheres to the originally published forms of the language wherever possible." (Times Literary Supplement, December 2008)
"Teachers and scholars will welcome Barbara Lewalski’s Blackwell edition of Paradise Lost, one not only informed by the erudition of a prominent and highly respected Miltonist but advantaged by her sound decision to reproduce the original language, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and italics of the 1674 text."
–Edward Jones, Editor, Milton Quarterly
"For the student or general reader, looking for an old-spelling edition that is faithful to the original punctuation, this edition has much to recommend it. Its annotation is crisp, purposeful and well-judged."
–Thomas N. Corns, University of Wales, Bangor
"A superb teaching text. Lewalski’s edition respects Milton’s original poem and offers supremely clear introductions, bibliography and special material to guide the student reader and educated lay person alike to new discoveries in a work that, quite simply, has it all: good, evil, God, Satan, humans, angels, love, despair, war, politics, sex, duty, and sublime poetry—set in a cosmic landscape that inspires wonder and seduces new readers in every generation."
–Sharon Achinstein, Oxford University
Here is another poorly prepared electronic edition of poetry. The editor has many useful footnotes gathered at the end of the book, but there are no footnote numbers in the body of... Read morePublished 12 days ago by ockeghem
This is a tough read, it's a lot like reading the Bible. However, hang in there and keep going with it.....this isn't called a "classic" for nothing!Published 21 days ago by Brenda G. Love
A great edition of Paradise Lost, my favorite work in literature.Published 1 month ago by B. Castillo
What a terrific item and I am happy to have it. Well made, low price for the quality and fast shipping. One can't ask for more. I do recommend to everyone.Published 1 month ago by Sama Takeo
One star because the notes in the Hughes edition have always been good. The text, however, has modernized spelling (dumbed down, from my viewpoint). Read morePublished 2 months ago by J.