Paradise Lost - Classic Illustrated Edition and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$9.39
Qty:1
  • List Price: $10.95
  • Save: $1.56 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Paradise Lost (Oxford Wor... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Paradise Lost (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – May 15, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0199535743 ISBN-10: 0199535744 Edition: Reissue

Buy New
Price: $9.39
70 New from $5.64 57 Used from $4.00 3 Collectible from $9.95
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.39
$5.64 $4.00
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


"Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby
"One of the funniest and most subtle voices in contemporary fiction."--Chicago Tribune. Check out Nick Hornby's first novel in 5 years: Funny Girl. Learn more
$9.39 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Paradise Lost (Oxford World's Classics) + The Canterbury Tales
Price for both: $17.75

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"The Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes
Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of "The Weary Blues" reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Oxford World's Classics
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reissue edition (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199535744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199535743
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.9 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author


Stephen Orgel's most recent book is Imagining Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), He is the author of books on Shakespeare and Ben Jonson and has edited The Tempest and The Winter's Tale for The Oxford Shakespeare. He is the general of the New Pelican Shakespeare. Among Jonathan Goldberg's many books on early modern literature and culture are Reclaiming Sodom (Routledge, 1994) and Desiring Women Writing: English Renaissance Examples (Stanford UP, 1997).

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bick Benedict on June 27, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I lost my Penguin Classics version of Paradise Lost, and I ended up getting this copy. The biggest difference between this copy and the copy I had is that the annotations/notes are at the BOTTOM of the pages, not at the END, which is extremely more preferable: when the notes are on the bottom of a page, you can quickly refer to them and do not have to look in the back of the book, keep separate bookmarks, etc.

Also, importantly, the language hasn't been tampered with too much. It's always bad when publishers decided to reword and rework classics. The publishers here have left the source material alone for the most part, modernizing only words that would greatly confuse contemporary audiences. With prose like this, it's best that it's left alone for the most part. If you manipulate it and rework it too much, you can end up changing the meaning of the prose. Some other copies are guilty of this, but I can assure you this one has the original meaning and intention of Milton's epic poem.

Another important note: the lines of each page are referenced on the top-middle part of each page, so at a glance you know what range of lines a page contains. Also, the line numbers on the sides of the text correspond to the notes at the bottom of a page. There are a few exceptions; for instance, the publishers occasionally will number a line if it's near the end or the beginning of the page, and if simultaneously there are no notes near those locations. They do this just for the convenience of the numbering. I was a little concerned that weren't in-text annotation numbers (what I mean by that is numbers, in superscript, above words in the poem corresponding to the notes they refer to at the bottom), but it's actually a lot better when a line number to the side of the page alerts you at a glance to a footnote.

I'm extremely pleased with this edition, and I recommend it to all readers, especially discriminating ones!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By SailorGirl86 on February 13, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Beautifully written! Powerful and thought provoking! I understand why Paradise Lost is considered a classic. Milton's depiction of "The Fall" is absolutely extraordinary! I cried at the ending.

As for the Oxford version, the introduction and on page notes really helped. I definitely recommend this version of the text.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brian Gatti on December 27, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great copy of Paradise Lost. This book has been translated, reviewed, debased, criticized, praised, and misunderstood more than any other Allegory I can think of than The Bible. This is a good translation and does not have (too many) opinions in it, allowing the reader to form their own. Which was advertised and surprisingly accurate for once. Good delivery and good overall buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shion on October 15, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Item arrived in perfect condition, exactly as described, earlier than expected.

Somewhat challenging to read, especially for me, as a non-native English speaker who tends to struggle a little with texts similar to this kind. I bought this for a class and it served its purpose.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bj on May 7, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
What a classic. The introduction was wonderful and descriptive, the annotated notes are very informative and the layout is easy and enjoyable.

Worth it!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Paradise Lost (Oxford World's Classics)
This item: Paradise Lost (Oxford World's Classics)
Price: $10.95 $9.39
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com