Eve from Paradise Lost

Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost by Gustave Doré, 1886.

John Milton’s 17th-century poem Paradise Lost tells, in part, the biblical story of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the garden of Eden. Gustave Doré (1832–83), born in Strasbourg, France, was a prolific and highly successful literary illustrator. He illustrated Milton’s masterpiece for Cassel & Co., a British publisher, in 1866. Here, Doré shows us the moment when Adam welcomes Eve, his new companion created from his own rib by God. Eve is presented as a graceful, innocent helpmate to Adam. 

Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost by Gustave Doré, 1886.

A 17th-century English poet who wrote "Paradise Lost," an epic poem describing the fall of humanity and the war between Heaven and Hell.

Of or related to the written word, especially that which is considered literature; literary criticism is a interpretative method that has been adapted to biblical analysis.

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