What Happens in Paradise Lost (PDF)
Essential Background for Reading Milton (PDF)
Allusions in Amber Spyglass — Sources for Mrs. Coulter’s “Thief in the Night” and “Mustard Seed”; Donne’s sonnet on the death of Death. (PDF)
William Blake’s Illustrations to Paradise Lost — One of Milton’s great readers, the Romantic poet and illustrator William Blake is also among the most famous proponents of Milton’s Satan.
John Dryden, “State of Innocence " — Paradise Lost in rhymed verse, by Milton’s younger contemporary. (Act 1, Scene 1.)
Early English Books Online — Use this site to view the original editions of Paradise Lost during Milton’s lifetime.
Genesis 32 — Jacob wrestles with the angel. (PDF)
Keats on “Negative Capability” — A fuller transcription of the letter in which JK coined this famous phrase.
Sources for The Golden Compass (PDF)
Class notes on Paradise Lost V. (PDF)