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Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

David Quint


Inside “Paradise Lost” opens up new readings and ways of reading John Milton's epic poem by mapping out the intricacies of its narrative and symbolic designs and by revealing and exploring the deeply allusive texture of its verse. This book demonstrates how systematic patterns of allusion and keywords give structure and coherence both to individual books of Paradise Lost and to the overarching relationship among its books and episodes. Looking at poems within the poem, the book provides new interpretations as he takes readers through the major subjects of Paradise Lost—its relationship to epic ... More

Keywords: poem, epic tradition, Genesis, John Milton, narrative, symbolic design, verse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691161914
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Quint, author
Yale University