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Old 26th January 2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Resources on Paradise Lost and Regained?

I'm starting to read the poems for the first time, but I'm wondering if there are resources like the footnoted Shakespeare works you can get and also books about the the books about various interpretations and philosophies.

So far I've just found spark notes, but I don't feel like that is what I am looking for.
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Old 26th January 2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Resources on Paradise Lost and Regained?

You might go on your local library's web site and see what links they have. In the meantime:

http://www.prattlibrary.org/research...d=3052&idx=abc
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Old 26th January 2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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You can also put the term in Google and see what comes out. Also enter other terms like criticisms.
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Old 26th January 2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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You might want to check, if you can find it, an annotated version:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=a...e+lost&ie=utf-
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Old 2nd February 2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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I highly recommend Norton Critical Editions. You can get Paradise Lost and the major Shakespeare plays in these critical editions. They are extremely reliable and exhaustively referenced, with a selection of the major criticism.

A lot of readers look at Milton's epic with horror, but it is a beautiful, powerful, remarkably dramatic read. You might as well have a Strong's Concordance around as well, since Milton loves to name drop.
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You can also put the term in Google and see what comes out. Also enter other terms like criticisms.
Actually, it would be better to confine the search to Google scholar, putting terms in the general search engine will return a lot of student essays and other vague nonsense.
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