In his epic work, Paradise Lost, John Milton seeks 'to justify the ways of God to men' through the familiar Christian myth of the fall from grace. Since its creation Paradise Lost has provided inspiration for generations of writers, from the Romantic poets to Tolkien and Philip Pullman in his Dark Materials trilogy. First published in 1667, Milton's awe-inspiring epic poem is considered by many to be the greatest in the English language. Countless generations of ordinary readers have had their understanding of the darker side of the human soul illuminated by this remarkable work, and it continues to gain new admirers today. Featuring 50 magnificent engravings by Gustave Doré specially produced to accompany this poem, this special edition is presented in hardback complete with deluxe collectors' edition slipcase.