WAR IN HEAVEN! An army of rebel angels challenges the very throne of God. In an epic battle they are defeated and sent to Hell. Bent on revenge, their leader, Satan, escapes and heads for Earth, where an apple becomes his instrument to induce the downfall of humanity. Grand in scope and told with dazzling imagery, John Milton's great but highly complex poem, PARADISE LOST, requires intense study to appreciate. For those who are drawn to the subject matter, but who might be overwhelmed by such a difficult work, here is the classic prose adaptation of this biblical epic, now in paperback. If you want to sit back and enjoy one of the greatest tales ever told, rather than embark on a heavy study task, PARADISE LOST: THE NOVEL by Joseph Lanzara is for you.
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Masterful retelling of the first three chapters of Genesis. Milton offers many faithful insights to the text, though Milton's Pelagian sensibilities are evident. The battle scenes and Satanic adversary make the work compelling throughout, while Lanzara's translation/paraphrase makes it accessible to young readers, who should certainly be instructed to read this book given its continued influence on Western culture. The work culminates with Adam's dispair being turned to hope through a vision of the coming Messiah, the true hero of the work and, again, wonderfully portrayed.