Paradise Lost

epic poem by John Milton

Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English writer John Milton. It was printed in 1667 though it was written nearly ten years earlier. The second part was printed in 1674. Most of the poem was written after Milton was blind.[1]

Paradise Lost
Title page of the first edition (1667)
AuthorJohn Milton
Cover artistJ. B. de Medina and Henry Aldrich
GenreEpic poem
PublisherSamuel Simmons (original)
Publication date
Media typePrint
Followed byParadise Regained 

The poem is about the Christian story of the Fall of Man: how Adam and Eve got out from the Garden of Eden and about the fallen angel Lucifer.

  1. "Paradise Lost: Introduction". Dartmouth College. Archived from the original on 24 May 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2010.