A revision of the Prentice Hall edition of 1962. David Scott Kastan preserves the quality and character of Hughes’s richly annotated edition in this masterful revision, which includes a thorough updating of the text, notes, and bibliographies to reflect the scholarship of the last half-century. Kastan’s new introductory essay engages the pressing questions the poem raises for contemporary readers, focusing on the literary, religious, and political dimensions of Paradise Lost that have made its reading a demanding yet always exhilarating experience.
About the Author
John Alvis is Professor of English at the University of Dallas and the Institute for Philosophic Studies.