Paradise Lost (Illustrated + FREE audiobook link + Active TOC) [NOOK Book]

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Paradise Lost (Illustrated + FREE audiobook link + Active TOC)

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Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 (though written nearly ten years earlier) in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, re-divided into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification; the majority of the poem was written while Milton was blind, and was transcribed for him.

The poem concerns the Christian story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men" and elucidate the conflict between God's eternal foresight and free will. Although Milton’s book is about the Fall of Man, the character Satan appears several times as the hero; a character more interesting and intriguing than God himself, which might elucidate that Paradise Lost is in fact a poem questioning the church’s power (a common theme during the English Renaissance) rather than simply a description of the temptation of Adam and Eve.

Milton incorporates Paganism, classical Greek references, and Christianity within the poem. It deals with diverse topics from marriage, politics (Milton was politically active during the time of the English Civil War), and monarchy, and grapples with many difficult theological issues, including fate, predestination, the Trinity, and the introduction of sin and death into the world, as well as angels, fallen angels, Satan, and the war in heaven. Milton draws on his knowledge of languages, and diverse sources – primarily Genesis, much of the New Testament, the deuterocanonical Book of Enoch, and other parts of the Old Testament. Milton's epic is generally considered one of the greatest literary works in the English language. (Wikipedia)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012640284
  • Publisher: ngims Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 913,650
  • File size: 9 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2004

    Superb!!!

    Paradise Lost and The Canterbury Tales are the most super writings I have ever had the pleasure to read!!! I reccomend them both!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2005

    Milton's endless perdition of nothing

    If you have insomnia, or would like to hear a crazy and bored evangelical maniac's carp version of the fall of man, by all means buy this book. If you wish the bible was more wordy and full of endless descriptions of nothing this book is for you. If you are a normal person and have absolutly no trouble sleeping avoid this garbage. If you're looking for a good book along these lines that won't bore you to tears, try Dante's Inferno. Al least he writes something that's interesting and at times amusing.

    2 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    This is the one you're looking for...

    Great formatting. Great navigation. And those awesome Gustave Dore illustrations. Only 99¿

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2015

    *&real&alpha&eta&delta&iota<_>'s &beta&iota&sigma [Part-Three]

    Godda<_>mn it! Below is supposed to say "[Part-Three]". Sorreh! T_T

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2015

    &real&alpha&eta&delta&iota<_>'s &beta&iota&sigma

    &starf Best Friends &starf <br> Seven, Avalanche, Swift, Thistlefang, Platinum, Reivunfeza, Silv, other people who I ish forgettin'. Cx <p> &starf Friends &starf <br> [Mostly] anybody not mentioned above! :) <p> &starf Enemies &starf <br> Reivunfeza, Coyotewhisp [More of an frenemy], Armageddon [More of a frenemy], and Faith. <p> &starf Likes &starf <br> Ermahgersh. TUNA! Fish! TUNA! Fish! The scent of lavender and pine sap, Springtime, annoying peeps [occassionally], not sleeping [live it up like, it's the weekend! *sings*], etc. <p> &starf Dislikes &starf <br> Squirrels, Winter, cold weather, the scent of death, blood and gore, meh. Other things. ^-^ <p> &starf Theme Songs &starf <br> You Found Me -by- The Fray <br> Fly -by- Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna <br> Paradise -by- Coldplay <br> Hall of Fame -by- The Script <p> &starf Den &starf <br> "Sphinx" first result. <p> &starf Siggy &starf <br> &starf, and has been since I've began rping her. Anyone else with this symbol, NOT me. [Randi's my only rp in BC with this symbol.] <p> &starf Other What-Nurt &starf <br> Sorry for any confusing miss-spells or left out characters. My NOOK hates me, and likes to mess up my perfectly good bio. Also sorry for making Part-One say "bii". Honest mistake. This bio will be re-done about every month, but any necessary updates will be posted within the month(s) of this bio being here. Thank you. Good-bye. c:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2015

    &real&alpha&eta&delta&iota<_>'s &beta&iota&sigma [Part-Two]

    &starf Kin &starf <br> Mum: Fairen [Deceased] <br> Pop: Draconite [Missing] <br> Sister: Cinquedea [Missing] <p> &starf Crush &starf <br> x-x Really not sure what to say here... Let me just say, she still has feelings for Avalanche, but she just wants to be friends. <p> &starf Ex-Mates &starf <br> Technically there were two. First there was Darknavy, then there was Korra. e-e<p> &starf Mate &starf <br> No, and honestly, she doesn't ever want one. She only thinks that no relationship lasts, they always end. And it isn't worth the hurt. <p> &starf Kits &starf <br> Darknavy's: Talon [Missing; &male], Amethyst [Missing; &female], Kosmos [Deceased; &male] <br> Adopted: River [&female], and Night [&female] <p> &starf History &starf <br> So, Randomness started out as an OOC rp. One day I just randomly began rping her as an IC rp. The rest is history. xD literally... [Tired of typing all of this out.]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2015

    &real&alpha&eta&delta&iota<_>'s &beta&iota&iota

    &starf Name &starf <br> Randomness! :D I know, I know. What a strange name for a cat. Deal wiff it. o3o <p> &starf Nicknames &starf <br> Rando, Randi (thanks to Zhiming! :P), Randeh, Randeh-Buddeh, Randelion, Randi Dandi, etc. Feel free to add one! :3 <p> &starf Gender &starf <br> Uhm, really? You should know her by now. If you didn't just catch that, you're a lost cause. ^-^ <p> &starf Age &starf <br> ANCIENT. xD Just kidding. I've rped her since.... March/April 2014, so yeah.... But I don't age my cats according to the "so many days = one moon". Like Avalanche, I age my cat via rl time. So, she was already like a year old when I began rping her, so now she'd be two years. Good enough? Better be. :P <p> &starf Clan &starf <br> That's the stupidest question yet. Haha, what do /you/ think? I live in that mighty Clan of Blood. Heh. o.e <p> &starf Rank &starf <br> Temporary Leader along with Thistlefang and Reivunfeza. Note that it's temporary. You wish it wasn't. xD I amuse myself... ;-; <p> &starf Personality &starf <br> Whale, Miss Randi has several different rsonality traits. Let's start with that she is in fact a pathological liar, like it or not. She's also intelligent, and witty, wise, and what-nurt. She's a quick thinker as well. She's also known to despise blood and gore. And even though she despises it, she will not hestitate to spar or fight. This just basically means that she hates seeing a cat die. She will kill one if need be though, so don't take this the wrong way. She can also very cheery, bright, optimistic, playful, humourous, etc., when she wants to be. But on the other hand, in a bad mood she can be snappy, ill-tempered, pessimistic, depressing, etc. She's hardly ever afraid to hide her true emotions, but when she does, it usually has a personal reason as to why. *Facepalm* Why am I even explaining her to you? You really wanna know her personality? Meet her, doofus. v-v <p> &starf Appearance &starf <br> Randi's build is lithe; which practically means lean but strong. She's slightly taller than a normal she-cat, though just by little. Her pelt is a shimmery black, as if it's been dyed. (Obviously it hasn't been.) In the sunlight, it will shine with orange-ish/purple-ish streaks. I the moonlight, it will shin with blue-ish/white-ish streaks. Her eyes ared rare for a black-coated cat, but they're a beautiful and mysterious stormy grey, that still will look bright, even when she is down in the dum<_>ps. Her entire left foreleg is an egg-shell white, up to the "armpit". Her right forepaw has dark brown-tipped toes. She has a longer tail than a normal cat's, in fact, it usually gets in the way of a spar/fight. She has three notable scars. One is a wide vertical on her stomach; given by Coyotewhisp. The other is a thin but long scar that extends from her right hip, down to her hackle; given by Starlight, a cat in a SkyClan raid. The last is three think scars on her flank, which was made by claw marks; given by a forgotten cat on a raid. She wears two necklaces, in which the first hangs higher. The first is small thin silver chain, and hung on it is a shard of an amethyst; representing her daughter, Amethyst. The other necklace is a silver linked chain, and hung on it is the red-orange toe from a bird's talon; representing her son, Talon. She used to wear one that represented Kosmos, her deceased son, but ridded of it after he died. She doesn't wear one to represent her adopted kits, River and Night, for personal reasons. :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Bad formatting

    This ebook was very poorly formatted. The first letters of most lines in the poem were missing. Needless to say, it rendered the text very difficult to read. But what can you expect for 99 cents?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    I like it, i love it

    Why are all of the classics free?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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