Paradise Lost: Books XI-XII: Editorial Summary

Original Text: 
John Milton, Paradise Lost. 2nd edn. (1674).
In BOOKS XI and XII the Archangel Michael presents Adam with a prophetic survey of the fallen world and its history, in the form of a series of visions, giving place to narrative and explanation, which reveals to him the full meaning of the promised redemption by Christ, the Last Judgment, and the creation of a new Heaven and Earth. The survey and explanation completed, Adam and Eve quit Eden hand in hand.
Publication Start Year: 
1674
RPO poem Editors: 
Hugh MacCallum; A. S. P. Woodhouse
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.329.