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Paradise Lost by John Milton
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Paradise Lost

by John Milton

31 ratings, 11 reviews

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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31 ratings, 11 reviews

Robert Wolman

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


Arianna Page

April 03, 2013

Where are the last two books? :/


Lorin Wait

March 07, 2013

I think it's a great book


Jamie Culpepper

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!


Loui Lunt

July 06, 2012

Haven't read it yet so don't know trying to get to it !!


Hope Houston

June 15, 2012

Interesting, but intricate on a level so profound.


Sue Pixley

April 16, 2012



Ivan Tait

December 21, 2011

Filled with violent truth


Ron Harding

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


Lela Gribskov

September 29, 2011

The voice of the reader makes it difficult to follow along.


Regi Johnson

July 17, 2011