Paradise Lost [Illustrated]

Paradise Lost [Illustrated]

by John Milton, Amanda Lee
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Paradise Lost [Illustrated] by John Milton

"Paradise Lost" is an epic poem by John Milton that was originally published in 1667. It details Man's fall from grace after being tempted by Satan. This edition contains 15 beautiful black and white illustrations.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013119215
Publisher: Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/27/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

As a young student, John Milton (1608-1674) dreamed of bringing the poetic elocution of Homer and Virgil to the English language. Milton realized this dream with his graceful, sonorous Paradise Lost, now considered the most influential epic poem in English literature. In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Paradise Lost has inspired generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets to the books of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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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'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Milton does prose akin to Homer's Iliad with angels and demons. He gives incredible insight in revealing original sin with the reflections of every side in detail.
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