Paradise Lost is an epic poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton (1608–1674). It is one of the greatest epic poems in the English literature. It tells the story of the biblical story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle rages across three worlds - heaven, hell, and earth - as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, who are motivated by all too human temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.
Paradise Lost is considered to be Milton's masterpiece,Next: Book 1