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  • Published: 7 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473557505
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Paradise Lost




One of the oldest tales of all – Satan and God, Adam and Eve – retold in dark and beautiful imagery by Pablo Auladell

Paradise Lost, Milton’s epic poem, charts humanity’s fall from grace and the origin of the struggle between God and Satan, good and evil, life and death. In the aftermath of the Angels’ devastating defeat in the war for Heaven, Satan determines to seek his revenge. Meanwhile, Adam and Eve have newly awakened in the Garden of Eden …

First published nearly 350 years ago, Paradise Lost has now been reimagined by the Spanish artist Pablo Auladell. His astonishing artwork portrays the complexity and tragedy of one of the great stories of all time. His bleak and surprising imagery captures the lyricism of Milton’s original for a new audience, and is a masterful tribute to a literary classic.

  • Pub date: 7 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473557505
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Pablo Auladell

Pablo Auladell is an artist from Alicante, Spain. He was the runner-up for the 2005 Illustrated Book for Children Award and won the Best New Talented Author Award in the Saló del Cómic de Barcelona 2006 for the graphic novel La Tour Blanche. He teaches illustration at the University of Macerata, Italy.


Praise for Paradise Lost

“[It is] truly stunning… Scenes in the first canto which recount Satan’s fall without putting a single word on the page are achingly beautiful… As well as being a brilliant introduction to a classic text it can also be a deft reminder of Milton’s original majesty and a perfect accompaniment to its counterpart.”

Fran Slater, Bookmunch

“[Auladell] adds vigour to a tale that can feel remote, and underlines the rich strangeness of a myth that is grand, cruel and beset by contradiction.”

James Smart, Guardian

“Auladell combats this natural tendency of the eye by preserving Milton’s poetic language. I often found myself reading and re-reading the same sentence three to four times in order to fully extract meaning out of every word. This slowing down allowed me to take in the artwork in a way no other comic book has ever accomplished.”

Quietus

“This is a thoughtful and brilliantly strange way to rethink a classic.”

Tim Martin, Sunday Telegraph

“This is a thoughtful, amusing and convincingly strange way to rethink an unadaptable classic.”

Tim Martin, Daily Telegraph

“Pablo Auladell’s art is a stunning piece of work which captures and reinterprets Milton’s original…. Deeply thoughtful, eerily beautiful and quite astonishingly atmospheric.”

David V Barrett, Fortean Times


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