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John Milton (1608-1674)

Paradise Lost: Books XI-XII: Editorial Summary


In BOOKS XI and XII the Archangel Michael presents Adam with a prophetic survey of the fallen world and its history, in the form of a series of visions, giving place to narrative and explanation, which reveals to him the full meaning of the promised redemption by Christ, the Last Judgment, and the creation of a new Heaven and Earth. The survey and explanation completed, Adam and Eve quit Eden hand in hand.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: John Milton, Paradise Lost. 2nd edn. (1674).
First publication date: 1674
RPO poem editor: Hugh MacCallum, A. S. P. Woodhouse
RP edition: 3RP 1.329.
Recent editing: 1:2002/6/8


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