THE MYSTERY OF THE MILTON MANUSCRIPT: A Novel

THE MYSTERY OF THE MILTON MANUSCRIPT: A Novel
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    THE MYSTERY OF THE MILTON MANUSCRIPT: A Novel


    By Barry Libin

    Publisher: Urim Fiction
    Hardcover, 271 pagesr
    ISBN: 978-965-524-158-7
    Publication: 2014


    This thrilling mystery is the story of Keith Jessup, a PhD student at Oxford, whose professor is murdered before delivering a lecture disclosing Milton's own explanation of Paradise Lost. In his stead, Keith takes up the quest to find the Milton Manuscript and finally unravel the meaning of the epic poem. The scholarly hunt proves perilous as he discovers a plot to conceal the manuscript. Why? What could it contain that would spark such fear and murder over the centuries? In this historically rich book, Libin uncovers the interpretation of Milton's epic poem and reveals how Milton justified the ways of God to man.

    An Oxford student's investigation into his professor's death unveils the hidden meaning of Milton's Paradise Lost amidst a trail of treachery and murder. Brimming with intrigue, mystery, and suspense, this book is a tale of history, literature, forgery, and religious conspiracy that exposes the enigma behind John Milton's epic poem. Paradise Lost is the most widely read and celebrated poem of Western literature and the supreme epic of the English nation and all Christendom. It was written to justify the ways of God to man and explain the moral paradox of evil. But was it truly based on Christian theology, as assumed, or from a different set of beliefs? Some believe that Milton himself wrote a lost manuscript explaining the true meaning of his poem. Was there really such a manuscript? If so, why has it remained concealed for so many years? This novel deals with the search for Milton's true spiritual beliefs.


    About the Author:

    Barry Libin is a composer, playwright, lyricist, and medical researcher. His play, "The Triangle," tells the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The Mystery of the Milton Manuscript is his first novel. He lives in New York with his wife.