'Paradise Lost' is Milton's most famous work, employing the heterodox theology later expounded in 'De Doctrina Christiana'. This edition contains modernised spelling, capitalisation and punctuation with notes on the words invented by Milton.
John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, and studied at the University of Cambridge. He originally planned to become a clergyman, but abandoned those ambitions to become a poet. Political in his writings, he served a government post during the time of the Commonwealth. In 1651, he went completely blind but he continued to write, finishingParadise Lost in 1667, and Paradise Regained in 1671. He died in 1674.