Paradise Lost Book-I

About the Book

The decision to write about the ‘Fall of Man’ in epic form was necessarily a controlling factor in John Milton’s general construction of Paradise Lost. True to classical epic tradition, Milton begins the work in the middle of his story. Thus, Book-I, after an invocation to the Heavenly Muse for help and a general statement of theme, tells of the condition of Satan and the other fallen angels in Hell, directly after they have been driven out of Heaven.

This edition of Paradise Lost Book-I has the following salient features:

  1. Background information on Milton's age
  2. Complete text along with paraphrase and annotations
  3. Explanation of important passages
  4. Comprehensive critical discussion on textual topics
  5. Important university questions with answers
  6. Select literary criticism