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.
Table of Contents
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