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Paradise Lost: Books I & II (York Notes Advanced) [Paperback]

Geoff Ridden
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21 July 2009 1408217309 978-1408217306 1

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you’re studying, whether it’s poetry, a play or a novel.

You’ll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways.

Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text.

York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!


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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (21 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408217309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408217306
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this guide, as, frankly, I was struggling to understand Paradise Lost as a text. However, as a revision exercise for the A-level; 'Aspects of The Gothic' exam, I decided to cover this whole guide, from front to back, making notes on key points as I went along. It not only helped me appreciate the sheer brilliance of Paradise Lost through my newly found understanding of the text, but it also proved essential for the exam. It must have worked as I achieved 86.5% which is a solid A. I would recommend this to anyone studying books 1 & 2 for the A2 English Literature Gothic exam, or anyone who simply wishes to acquire a greater understanding of Milton's first two books in this extraordinary work of literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars helpful notes 19 Jan 2013
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We chose this to help with Alevel English studies. it includes the text of the books, plus helpful notes at just the right level.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good deal 23 May 2010
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I always find york notes useful, and this was no exception, has some interesting ideas and critical reviews so you have alternative opinions. Great!
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By DROB
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Really well set out into relevant sections, but as I am studying the whole poem, it's quite limited. A few more books, rather than just One & Two would be great.
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