[Milton-L] PL in contemporary usage

Christopher Baker Christopher.Baker at armstrong.edu
Mon Mar 21 13:14:40 EDT 2011

"Pandemonium" (1.756) and "all hell broke loose" (4.918) are perhaps the most famous of Milton's coinages in Paradise Lost, while "His Dark Materials" (Pullman),  "Darkness Visible" (Styron), "In Dubious Battle" (Steinbeck), and "Precious Bane" (Mary Webb) are book titles taken from the epic.  Is there a convenient list somewhere (or the memories of list members) that would provide other words, phrases, or titles taken from PL?  I am preparing a brief advertisement for a short course on PL; any help would be appreciated.
Chris Baker  

Dr. Christopher Baker
Professor of English
Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy
Armstrong Atlantic State University
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