by John Milton
Publisher: Dutton 1920
Number of pages: 202
Paradise Lost is the great epic poem of the English language, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across heaven, hell, and earth, as Satan and his band of rebel angels conspire against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.
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Shelley was one of the major English romantic poets and is among the finest lyric poets in the English language. This edition of his poetical works contains all Shelley's ascertained poems and fragments of verse that have hitherto appeared in print.
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The Poems of Emily Dickinson, published at various intervals after her death in 1886, and in a volume entitled The Single Hound, published in 1914, with the addition of a few before omitted, are here collected in a final complete edition.