Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. This is a recording of the text of Milton’s first edition of 1667, which had ten books, unlike the second edition (1674) which was redivided into twelve books in the manner of Virgil’s Aeneid. See Wikipedia entry here.
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April 26, 2013
So many years ago Milton wrote this glorious peom. The detail given to the well known bible taile shows the thoughts of people in the seventeenth century
April 03, 2013
Where are the last two books? :/
March 07, 2013
I think it's a great book
December 06, 2012
Great book I read during the last couple oh nights. Probably should have read it in high school but I would not have appreciated it then. Great book!
July 06, 2012
Haven't read it yet so don't know trying to get to it !!
June 15, 2012
Interesting, but intricate on a level so profound.
April 16, 2012
December 21, 2011
Filled with violent truth
December 06, 2011
Excellent and spine chilling. Very well read by a variety of readers who keep up the momentum making this classic come alive
September 29, 2011
The voice of the reader makes it difficult to follow along.
July 17, 2011