Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle rages across three worlds - heaven, hell, and ear John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of ...

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Title:Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)
Author:John Milton
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Paradise Lost
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:453 pages pages

Paradise Lost (Paradise #1) Reviews

  • Patrick Oden
    Apr 18, 2007
    Portions of this book were assigned for my Brit Lit class. I read about half of the assigned portions. I was distracted at the time by various events in life and wasn't yet a very good student. My professor had done his PhD work on Milton and taught with a contagious passion. So mu...
  • J.G. Keely
    Apr 08, 2012
    Milton wrote this while blind, and claimed it was the result of divine inspiration which visited him nightly. There are few texts that could reasonably be added into the Bible, and this is certainly one of them (the Divine Comedy is another). Paradise Lost outlines portions of the Bibl...
  • Meg
    Jun 21, 2007
    in middle school i had seen this book lying around the house and for some reason it struck me as very impressive. i didn't ever want to read it but i wanted to give off the impression that i was the type of person who would read it. i did this with a few other books too (catcher in the...
  • Clint
    Jun 19, 2007
    Let's face it, John Milton was a closet devil-worshiper. Satan here is presented so sympathetically it's hard to think otherwise. He has the best lines, and even his actions would be laudable by most Christian standards (excepting, of course, starting a war in heaven). He never gives u...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Apr 12, 2008
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  • Incendiaryrose
    Jan 24, 2008
    I hope no fan of Milton ever reads this review. And if you are a fan of Milton, go find one of many other reviews that will be a little better to your liking. Had I read this book with the perspective of a student, or perhaps even as a potential instructor, I suspect my view of the ...
  • Brandon Pearce
    May 21, 2008
    WOW! I had never read Milton until I was forced to in my Chaucer/Shakespeare/Milton class and I was blown away! I absolutely loved this epic poem! Milton was the best educated man in England at this time. He spoke or read every European language and even dabbled in Algonquin. He was pa...
  • Manny
    Nov 20, 2008
    (Joint review with JORDAN) [A projection room somewhere in Hollywood. Two middle-aged men are looking at a screen, currently empty:] JERRY BRUCKHEIMER: [for it is he:] Okay Mike, now you've been playing this pretty close to your chest. Show me what you've got. MICHAEL BAY: I'd...
  • Jason Koivu
    Aug 27, 2011
    Who but a blind man could so vividly write of the darkness of Hell? Paradise Lost is fire and passion. It is the pinnacle and the bottomless pit. It is the struggle for all that is good. It is the struggle within the evil of all evils. In the mid-1600s John Milton, aging and gone...
  • Alex
    Oct 02, 2010
    There's all this debate over why Satan is so appealing in Paradise Lost. Did Milton screw up? Is he being cynical, or a double-secret atheist? And why is God such a dick? But no one asks whether, say, Shakespeare screwed up in making Iago so much fun; they just give him credit for w...
  • Rakhi Dalal
    Apr 28, 2012
    ?What does the word ?Paradise? signifies to a human being?? Is it the state of blissfulness which one acknowledges in life owing to the absence of all fears as can be experienced in this dwelling place of ours? Or is it an actual place somewhere in heaven which is the ultimate ...
  • Hadrian
    Aug 04, 2010
    A grand sprawling epic. I can't possibly say anything good about it that has not already been repeated. I am fortunate enough to have a brand new edition with lots of annotations and references. Layers upon layers of allegory and myth and history and religion and fable. Deserves in...
  • Liz Janet
    Jan 07, 2014
    ?This having learnt, thou hast attained the summe Of wisdom; hope no higher, though all the Starrs Thou knewst by name, and all th? ethereal Powers, All secrets of the deep, all Natures works, Or works of God in Heav?n, Air, Earth, or Sea, And all the riches of this World e...
  • Lyn
    Jul 31, 2011
    When I think of Milton's epic poem about Satan and his fall from grace, I most frequently think of two anecdotes apart from the actual work, brilliant and a foundation of modern literature as it is. First, I recall the scene from Animal House, when Donald Sutherland begins a smarmy,...
  • J. Sebastian
    Mar 07, 2017
    Upon arrival at the last page of this epic story, a rich symphony of beauty, expressing the loss of Paradise in gorgeous arrangements of language wherein each word is precisely chosen, I am left, book in hand, contemplating the rich tapestry of song that Milton has woven on the loom of...
  • David Sarkies
    Sep 11, 2011
    Milton's epic tale of the fall and redemption of humanity 18 September 2011 With the exception of Shakespeare this, I believe, is the greatest work of English Literature. Paradise Lost tells the story, in epic poetic form, of the fall of mankind as outlined in Genesis 1-3. While t...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Jan 08, 2013
    Paradise Lost builds upon a tradition of epic poetry begun with the work of Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. I have held back from fully reviewing this work for a while but I feel that I can at least provide a decent review at this stage. I first read Paradise Lost when one of m...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Jan 31, 2015
    Fuck your misogyny. Fuck your scorning Greek gods as false gods, then using its mythology left and right as metaphors. Fuck your punishing the serpent when You knew it was possessed by Satan. Fuck?Ah, forget it. ...
  • James
    Sep 05, 2016
    Book Review 3.5 out of 5 stars for Paradise Lost, the first of a two-book series, written in 1667 by John Milton. I've only read the first book in this series, but would like to read the second piece at some point. These are epic poems telling of the battle between Satan and God f...
  • Fernando
    Mar 11, 2015
    La lucha entre Dios y Lucifer ("El que lleva la luz") explicada mucho mejor que en la mismísima Biblia. Milton terminó dictándole este libro a sus hijas ya ciego con una imaginería propia de los grandes genios de la literatura. Unos de mis preferidos. ...
  • Huda Yahya
    Feb 29, 2012
    No Idea why this part gets me every damn time! O, for that warning voice, which he, who saw The Apocalypse, heard cry in Heaven aloud, Then when the Dragon, put to second rout, Came furious down to be revenged on men, Woe to the inhabitants on earth! that now, While time...
  • Ahmed
    May 13, 2014
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  • Foad
    Oct 20, 2016
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  • Bookdragon Sean
    Nov 30, 2017
    I need a new reading challenge, something big and something bold; thus, I?ve decided to tackle this behemoth of poetry. This one might take me a while. ...
  • Agir(آگِر)
    Apr 06, 2015
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  • Annie
    Feb 02, 2015
    One of those books that I bought and kept intending to read but didn?t. I frequently put this in my physical ?immediate to-read? stack of books, but eyed it like a rattlesnake and by the time I?d worked my way down the pile to it, sighed and put it back on the shelf, convinced ...
  • Windy Pineda
    Feb 07, 2017
    Otra vez creo que he pecado de elegir la versión larguísima, pero es un hermoso relato. Este tipo de narración era la que esperaba encontrar cuando me decidí a leer The History of the Devil As Well Ancient as Modern: In Two Parts de Daniel Defoe, pero que no le llega ni a los talon...
  • Elie F
    Mar 27, 2018
    Paradise Lost: the failed divorce of an unhappy marriage? Adam and Eve lived a comfortable yet boring married life that pleased Adam well, but Eve was unhappy with the inequality in the marriage: Why is he enjoying conversations with angels and proximity with God while I stay at hom...
  • Michael
    Jul 05, 2017
    I still have my old grad school copy of this work, earnestly annotated with references to Ovid and Homer and (once) Terminator 2. But through all that Milton's words shine forth, depicting the struggle between good and evil, which is a struggle precisely because Satan is so alluring an...
  • Leo .
    Dec 06, 2017
    Is Satan coming? Are we in the End of Days? Is the Earth heating, under the Sun's Rays? Is it all make believe, manipulation, or true? Why on this wonderful Earth, is everybody blue? Are we in the Rapture? Impending Doom? Lightning strikes, sink holes and thunderous soni...