Author(s): John Milton
Combines the Christian with the classical in its description of the fall of Man. This title draws a parallel with the author's own life in the hero's struggle to renew his faith in God.
John Milton (1608-74) was a master of almost every style of verse, from the pastoral, devotional and tenderly lyrical to the supreme grandeur of his great epic Paradise Lost. John Leonard is currently Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario and has published widely on Milton.