Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

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by John Milton
     
 

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PARADISE LOST is a classic epic poem composed by 17th-century English poet John Milton. Considered one of the most important epics in the English language, PARADISE LOST tells the story of the rebellion and defeat of Satan against God, and his subsequent role in tempting Adam and Eve.  See more details below

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PARADISE LOST is a classic epic poem composed by 17th-century English poet John Milton. Considered one of the most important epics in the English language, PARADISE LOST tells the story of the rebellion and defeat of Satan against God, and his subsequent role in tempting Adam and Eve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014522861
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
73,925
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

John Milton (1608-1674) was an influential English poet, scholar, and government official. Well educated and from a relatively prosperous background, Milton wrote in English, Latin, and Italian. He also served under Oliver Cromwell, a choice which nearly cost him his life after the collapse of the English Republic. After a brief arrest, Milton was pardoned and continued writing, publishing PARADISE LOST in 1667.

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Paradise Lost 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 670 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not read it clearly to many typos.
Mandy Jarvis More than 1 year ago
Half the time I could figure out what the words where suppose to be. The miss spellings could be so bad at times that meanings of entire sentences were lost.
Seghetto More than 1 year ago
Milton is hard to read. The language of the late 1600's seemed impenetrable to me at first, but Teskey's notes helped me through it. Not much has to be said about the poem itself: it is cemented in the canon of the English language as a masterpiece. One thing I was surprised by was the sympathetic construction of Satan. He is not an evil character, he is just angry and even embodies human traits. This edition also includes John Milton's work Areopogatica about the Church of England and their licensing rights. I was moved by Milton's defense of free speech.
DCDONLEY More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow yet worth reading. Modern versions of this text often bastardize the real meaning. If you have read a newer version you would do well to read this if not another more concise version to get the full meaning of 'Paradise Lost'.
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