P A R A D I S E  L O S T.

Edited by Richard Bentley

Electronic transcription by Jack Lynch

This electronic edition is a hyperlinked transcription of the first book of Milton's Paradise Lost: A New Edition, by Richard Bentley, D.D. (London, 1732). I may eventually find the time to annotate it; for now, it's just a minimally edited transcription.

Bentley's complete Preface is on-line.

The text of Paradise Lost, Book I, is available in two forms:

A note on the text explains the few emendations I've made.

As of January 2001, the transcription still needs a careful proofreading: I'm working on that now. Comments and corrections, though, are always welcome.