This study, first published in 1979, explores the idea that all spheres of action - hell, heaven, and earth - of the classical epic is relevant to all parts of Paradise Lost. The author also examines the structure, style, and the narrator of the text. This title will be of great interest to students of Milton and English Literature.
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. 'Pellax Ulixes': The Revaluation of the Epic Villain 2. Above the Olympian Mount 3. 'Et in Arcadia Ego’: The Conflict in Eden 4. Equal in Renown: Structure, Style, and Epic Voice; Appendix; Notes; Select Bibliography of Secondary Material; Index
This set of nine volumes, originally published between 1965 and 1991, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on John Milton, with a particular focus on his epic poem Paradise Lost. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of how Milton criticism has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of English Literature.