Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. [Epic Poetry] FIRST THUS. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp. 374 . Text printed in red and black. With facsimile plates of twelve engravings from the first illustrated edition. Publisher's black cloth, with gilt titles to spine and red endpapers. With the dust-jacket priced at £16.99. Light bumping and a few small closed tears to top edge of jacket. Near fine. 'Paradise Lost' is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language, and a work whose elements of Good versus Evil and human struggle clearly influenced author Philip Pullman and 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, which takes its name from a famous early passage of Milton's magnum opus, hinting at the existence of other dimensions. Item #57795
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