Experience Paradise Lost through the imagination of the visionary artist, Gustave Doré.
John Milton’s epic poem embellished with Gustave Doré’s dazzling illustrations is an unforgettable experience that remains entertaining and relevant for all time. Originally printed in 1866, this Retro Restored Edition includes:
– The original type font
– Classic page layouts
– Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced images
– 8 ½” x 11” printing
– Bold new cover design
– “The Life of Milton” section
English poet, John Milton, first published Paradise Lost in 1667, a sweeping epic poem about the biblical story, “The Fall of Man.” Roughly 200 years later, Gustave Doré illustrated his vision of fallen angels, Satan’s banishment to Tartarus, and the corruption of Adam and Eve.
Young and old readers alike will find themselves lost in Paradise Lost with Doré’s spectacular imagery. Doré’s cinematic vision of epic battles and tender romantic scenes played against intricate background details makes this book one of his most exciting. His illustrations of forests and mountain scenes are particularly impressive, enhanced and digitally restored from a rare Altemus’ Edition print.
About the Writer:
Born in 1608 in London, John Milton is regarded as one of England’s most respected poets. A writer, intellectual, politician, and stout believer in the freedom of speech, Milton was a prolific writer known for his unique sense of rhythm and blank verse.
About the Artist:
Master artist Gustave Dorè (1832-1883), known for the lavish illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, and Don Quixote. His mastery of human anatomy, background detail, shading, and layout are evident on every page of Paradise Lost. Many consider it to be one of his best works.
About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.