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[A]n exemplary job both of presenting the major topics of Paradise Lost and of entering the selva oscura of Milton criticism. . . . Students and scholars alike will appreciate the balanced approach to the complexities, difficulties, and conundrums of Milton's poem and the criticism on it. Kastan's prose is not just lively but chiseled, and it is destined to affect students. --Patrick Cheney, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
Kastan is an exemplary editor, attuned to emerging critical currents, yet steeped in the scholarship of an earlier tradition, aware of the text's provenance and reception, alert to its topicality. His introduction, a model of theoretically informed, politically committed, historically grounded criticism, makes this edition of Paradise Lost all you would expect from one of the most erudite and perceptive figures in the field. --Willy Maley, Modern Language Review
This is a superb edition, a model of careful editing and judicious annotation. --Leslie Brisman, Department of English, Yale University
The outstanding poem of John Milton, "Paradise Lost" is a monument of world literature. This masterpiece is full of allegorical images and wisdom philosophy. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Griffin Garcon
Milton's Paradise Lost is about the Devil wanting to start a war with God. It's really long, but I got through it, because I'm used to reading long books. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Andrew Q.
My effort to read the classics has led me to the words of Milton. Is it weird to call a tale of the fall of mankind beautiful? Because that's what it is.Published 17 days ago by Stephanie Whiteside