Paradise Lost


Key Facts

Title: Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton

Type of work: Poem

Genre: Epic

Original language: English

Written in: England, between 1656 and 1674

First published: First edition of ten books published in 1667; second edition, containing all twelve books, published in 1674

Set in: Biblical era predating known history, with action taking place in Heaven, Hell, Eden, Earth, and Chaos

Narrator: The poet, John Milton

Point of view: Third person omniscient

Tense: Present

Protagonists: Adam and Eve

Climax: Book 9, when Adam and Eve disobey God and eat from the Tree of Knowledge

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