Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 71
Publication Date: 1671
Paradise Regained is connected by name to Milton's earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost, with which it shares similar theological themes. It deals with the temptation of Christ. The poem was composed in Milton's cottage in Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire, and was based on the Gospel of Luke's version of the temptation of Christ. Paradise Regained is four books long, in contrast with Paradise Lost's twelve. One major concept emphasized throughout Paradise Regained is the idea of reversals. As implied by its title, Milton sets out to reverse the "loss" of Paradise. Thus, antonyms are often found next to each other, reinforcing the idea that everything that was lost in the first epic is going to be regained by the end of this mini-epic.