Paradise Lost Antique John Milton Poetical Rare Bible Works Book Of Gustave Dore For Sale
This sale is for an original1901edition of "MILTON'S PARADISE LOST"written by John Milton.
YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
It is beautifully illustrated by world famous 19th century French artist GUSTAVE DORE.
The50 PLATES!!! which adorn this workare all10"x12" FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS!!! Each and every illustration bears testimony to the earnest desire of the Publishers to spare no effort or expense necessary to the production of a book which should prove in every way satisfactory to those interested in the subject treated.
Publishedin 1901, this book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! forits age andespecially to be112 YEARS OLD!!!ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound withNO TEARS!!! orstray intext markings. There is previous owners address label affixed to the front free endpaper.It measures9 1/2"x11 3/4" and is complete withall311 pages.This book is highly desirableamong both art lovers and antiquarian book collectors alike so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books; a second edition followed in 1674, re-divided into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification. The poem concerns the Judeo-Christian story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is "to justify the ways of God to men" (l. 26) and elucidate the conflict between God's eternal foresight and free will. The protagonist of this epic is the fallen angel, Satan. Seen from a modern perspective, it may appear to some that Milton presents Satan sympathetically, as an ambitious and proud being who defies his creator, omnipotent God, and wages war on Heaven, only to be defeated and cast down. Indeed, William Blake, a great admirer of Milton and illustrator of the epic poem, said of Milton that "he was a true Poet, and of the Devil's party without knowing it." Some critics regard the character of Lucifer as a precursor of the Byronic hero. Milton worked for Oliver Cromwell and the Parliament of England and thus wrote first-hand for the Commonwealth of England. Arguably, the failed rebellion and reinstallation of the monarchy left him to explore his losses within Paradise Lost. Some critics say that he sympathized with the Satan in this work, in that both had experienced a failed cause. Milton incorporates Paganism, classical Greek references and Christianity within the story. He greatly admired the classics but intended this work to surpass them. The poem grapples with many difficult theological issues, including fate, predestination, and the Trinity.
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