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Dore's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost" (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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Gustave Doré's Romantic style of illustration, supremely imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem Paradise Lost, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan, were among his finest and most dramatic works. This volume presents superb reproductions of all 50 plates drawn by Doré and engraved in his studios for the original edition of Paradise Lost.
Artists and art lovers will find in these pages supreme examples of the illustrator's art. Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, the Flood, Moses holding up the Ten Commandments, and the fearsome creatures Milton referred to as "Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire."
The dreamlike, otherworldly quality Doré often brought to his work seems especially appropriate for Paradise Lost with its lofty spirit and epic events. Indeed, Doré's grand conception seems to realize perfectly Milton's own poetic version. Appropriate quotes from the text of Paradise Lost are printed alongside each illustration. A plot summary of the entire poem is also included.

Product Specifications

Author
Gustave Doré
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Gustave Dore
CatalogNumberList
  • POXM-0486277194 XM-0486277194
EAN
9780486277196
EANList
  • 9780486277196 0800759277193
Edition
Revised ed.
Feature
Dore s Illustrations for Paradise Lost Dover Pictorial Archives
IsAdultProduct
ISBN
0486277194
ItemDimensions
  • 1200 hundredths-inches
  • 925 hundredths-inches
  • 67 Hundredths Pounds
  • 25 hundredths-inches
Label
Dover Publications
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Dover Publications
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
64
PackageDimensions
  • 24 hundredths-inches
  • 1181 hundredths-inches
  • 66 Hundredths Pounds
  • 890 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
1993-09-22
Publisher
Dover Publications
ReleaseDate
1993-09-22
Studio
Dover Publications
Title
Dore's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost" (Dover Pictorial Archives)
UPC
800759277193
UPCList
  • 800759277193
isbn-13-20
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