Paradise lost "Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674). The first version, published in 1667, consisted of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books (in the manner of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification."
Milton~English poet, pamphleteer, and historian, considered the most significant English author after William Shakespeare. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise lost.