Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"
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Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"

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This volume presents superb royalty-free reproductions of all 50 plates Doré created for a 19th-century edition of "Paradise Lost." 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, and the Flood.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 22nd 1993 by Dover Publications (first published January 1st 1993)
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Lynda
Exquisite reproduction of Gustave Dore's illustrations of Paradise Lost.
Jonathan Widell
Today, we say that we have seen the movie but not read the book. There was a time when great books did not get made into movies. Great books, such as John Milton's Paradise Lost, were brought to life by illustrators such as Gustave Doré. I haven't read Milton's epic poem. On the one hand, Doré's illustrations give me the sense of not having to but, on the other hand, it also gives me the sense of wanting to read it someday.

No matter how gruesome the subject matter of these 50 plates is, includin...more
Aaron Woodsworth
It's stupid how often I flip through this book. I love it.

Definitely my favorite classic-author-and-artist combo. I don't use the word "breathtaking," so I'll call them stunning. I have dreams of a house with wall-sized versions of each of these plates. That's my dream house. Lots of walls, lots of Dore, Gorey, McKean, Mucha, Rothko, Lisbeth Zwerger...and Thomas Kinkade, the painter of light.

Even a dream house can't be perfect.

It shouldn't be. If it was you might stop dreaming...
Geoff Sebesta
This guy had a studio of people working for him. A large studio. So, artists, you don't have to kill yourself after you read this. You just need to make enough money to hire all your friends and then such things as this book are possible.
Evelyn
Very good illustrations for Milton's Paradise Lost. This book includes summaries of each part of Paradise Lost, which helped me tremendously as I trudged through half of the actual thing.
Melissa
The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. It makes a great companion while reading Milton's Paradise Lost.
Cris
I have a beautiful hard copy of this. I wonder why that's not listed as one of the editions?
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The most popular and successful French book illustrator of the mid 19th century. Doré became very widely known for his illustrations to such books as Dante's Inferno (1861), Don Quixote (1862), and the Bible (1866), and he helped to give European currency to the illustrated book of large . He was so prolific that at one time he employed more than forty blockcutters. His work is characterized by a...more
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