Resources for First-time Readers of Milton’s *Paradise Lost*
I prepared this list for my English 411 students in Winter 2012, and welcome comments on further suggestions.
- Mary Fuller’s chronology of events in the poem is helpful for untangling narrative threads.
- Darkness Visible was prepared by undergraduate students at Christ’s College, Cambridge for the 400th anniversary of the poet’s birthday, in 2008.
- See here for more materials from that celebration, including podcast lectures by eminent Miltonians: Quentin Skinner, Colin Burrow, Sharon Achinstein, Geoffrey Hill, and Christopher Ricks.