Paradise Lost, written by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674) is an epic poem about the biblical story of the “Fall of Man.” That’s why so many of these Paradise Lost quotes have to do with God and Satan, and free will.
The first version was published in 1667 and consisted of ten books. Milton filled the pages with over ten thousand lines of verse, and the book is considered to be his masterpiece.
In 1674, a second edition was published. This time it had twelve books and some minor revisions. It is believed that Milton started writing the poem in 1658.