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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost by John Milton
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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. (Summary by Caeristhiona)

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.

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PARADISE LOST

by John Milton

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All persons concerned disclaim any and all reponsbility that this etext is perfectly accurate. No pretenses in any manner are made that this text should be thought of as an authoritative edition in any respect.

This book was TYPED in by Judy Boss eng003@zeus.unomaha.edu on Internet eng003@unoma1 on Bitnet (Judy now has a scanner)

PARADISE LOST

BOOK I.

Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 17, 2013
Subject: Paradise Lost
It is nice to have old books like this to listen to when you have it as a school assignment.
Reviewer: - December 5, 2012
Subject: Paradise Lost ePub
No illustrations--will have to find those elsewhere.
October 29, 2012
Book 9

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