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.

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