Paradise Lost: A Poem Written in Ten Books

An Authoritative Text of the 1667 First Edition

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John T. Shawcross, Michael Lieb
Published 14 Dec 2007
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This authoritative text of the first edition of John Milton’s Paradise Lost transcribes the original 10-book poem, records its textual problems and numerous differences from the second edition, and discusses in critical commentary the importance of these issues.

John T. Shawcross was professor emeritus of English at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous books, including With Mortal Voice: The Creation of Paradise Lost. He is coeditor of Milton and the Grounds of Contention, and is a two-time winner of the James Holly Hanford Award for the most distinguished book on Milton.

Michael Lieb is professor of English and Research Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is coeditor of The Miltonic Samson, which won the 1996 Irene Samuel Award of the Milton Society of America.