Paradise Lost by John Milton [THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY / 1984]
Paradise Lost by John Milton with the illustrations of Gustave Doré [THE OXFORD LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS]
LEATHER BOUND COLLECTOR'S EDITION  THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY / OXFORD LIBRARY
A Franklin Library collaboration with the Oxford Library's World's Greatest Books collection.
1984. Gorgeous navy blue leather bound hardcover accented in 22 kt gold. with gold gilt cover and edges, raised bands, sewn in silk bookmark, illustrated sides and marbled end papers.
Book is in excellent condition; like new with some light shelf wear to cover.
John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, 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 rages across three worlds - heaven, hell, and earth - as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, who are motivated by all too human temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.
Marked by Milton's characteristic erudition, Paradise Lost is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years, it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention, and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.