"The Satanic Epicis a splendid book that seeks to recover what Forsyth calls 'the subversive Satan.' This instantly sets him in opposition to mainstream Milton criticism. By rooting the Satanic reading of Milton more firmly in Biblical and other sources, he poses a challenge to those who evoke scholarship in defence of Milton's orthodoxy."--John Leonard, author ofNaming in Paradise "Forsyth's treatment ofParadise Lostis probing and illuminating. It is a true scholar's feast, a most impressive and compelling work. It is particularly engaging because of its willingness to give the devil his due and to argue for Satan's importance not only in Milton's epic but in the culture that Milton inherited."--Michael Lieb, author ofMilton and the Culture of ViolenceForsyth, Neil is the author of 'Satanic Epic' with ISBN 9780691113395 and ISBN 0691113394.