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by John Milton

ISBN: 0451623193
ISBN13: 978-0451623195
Language: English
Publisher: Signet (November 1, 1961)
Category: Poetry
Subategory: Literature

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Lists with This Book. It will help you cross the "gulf between the ages" and experience the story as the author intended. I enjoyed this story immensely.

A Poem in Twelve Books, 1674. Tonson and his family would print Paradise Lost, and other works by Milton, in various configurations again and again throughout the eighteenth century. fm. Paradise Lost, title page. A Poem in Twelve Books, 1674. Satan on His Throne, by John Martin. The Paradise Lost of John Milton. C. Whittingham, 1846. When asked which poet had brought him the greatest financial profit, Tonson without hesitation replied Milton (Lynch 126). He had his portrait painted holding a copy of Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost and Other Poems (Mentor Series) - With the three works included in this volume-Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas-Milton placed himself next to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of the greatest literary genius in history. Description: With the three works included in this volume-Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas-Milton placed himself next to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of the greatest literary genius in history. With the three works included in this volume-Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas-Milton placed himself next to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of the greatest literary genius in history.

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By John Milton Introduction by Edward M. Cifelli Afterword by Regina Marler Annotations by Edward Le Comte

By John Milton Introduction by Edward M. Cifelli Afterword by Regina Marler Annotations by Edward Le Comte. By John Milton Introduction by Edward M. With the three works included in this volume–Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas–Milton placed himself next to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of the greatest literary genius in history. See all books by John Milton.

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John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, and studied at the University of Cambridge. In 1651, he went completely blind but he continued to write, finishing Paradise Lost in 1667, and Paradise Regained in 1671. He originally planned to become a clergyman, but abandoned those ambitions to become a poet. Political in his writings, he served a government post during the time of the Commonwealth.

Free ebook and PDF of Paradise Lost by John Milton. Last week, out of around 32,000 people who got books from the site - 8 people gave donations. Paradise Lost concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook, or read online Pages (PDF): 312 Publication Date: 1667. These books can take me from 2 to 10 hours to create. I want to keep them free, but need some support to be able to do so.

John Milton: Paradise Lost, and other poems. A mentor Classic, Mentor Books - New York, 1964. cover: Milton Glaser. Taken on January 16, 2010.

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I give 5 Stars all the way for the content. However, I purchased a "New" copy that is clearly used.

A rarest of rare books where the story and language are as earth-shattering as the characters...et carter

The book arrived in good condition

This kindle edition by Signet has no line numbers in the poetry! And yet the annotations are all tied to line numbers.


I bought this edition many years ago when I was on a bit of a classic literature kick. Unfortunately it proved to be a little too dense for me the first time around. Perhaps I just wasn't prepared to undertake an epic poem the likes of Paradise Lost, and the book sat in my "to-read" pile for years. Thank goodness I eventually picked it back up and read through it! I would easily rank Paradise Lost among the highest works of literature ever produced, even greater than Dante 's Inferno; and it's certainly in the top 5 books I have ever read.

I'll admit that the book can be challenging to get through at times, but the payoff is amazing if you can persevere. The characterization of Satan, Milton's imagining of Hell, and the battle between the angels and demons will blow you away!

As to this edition, I can't say that I have any other editions to which I can compare it, but I found the footnotes to be quite helpful, the main text to be readable while still maintaining a majestic and poetic tone, and I appreciated that the annotations were in the form of footnotes rather than endnotes as I have seen in other classic works such as the Inferno.

Honestly, I think that every lover of literature owes it to themselves to read this work at least once in their lives.

For a long time, I have wanted to read Milton's "Paradise Lost" (yes, I, a nineteen-year-old male, wanting to read Milton outside of class). I'm glad I chose this Signet Classic version. You know what "Paradise Lost" is about, or you wouldn't be here, so I won't summarize what has become an essential piece of epic poetry. "Samson Agonistes" is a beautiful "minor epic" styled after the ancient Greek tragedies, while "Lycidas" is...well, it's confusing. But exquisitely worded, and truly enjoyable nonetheless.

Le Comte's annotations are helpful, though they sometimes get in the way of the reading (in many spots, half the page is devoted to footnotes). Cifelli's introductions are easy to read (I've come across some introductions to pieces of literature that are harder to read than the literature itself, so these intros were a relief), and even helpful in understanding the texts. The fact of the matter is this: unless you are an academic schooled in interpreting Biblical poetry, you're gonna have a hard time with "Paradise Lost" (Cifelli echoes these remarks, so I'm not alone here). However, trust me, it is worth it. If you are a student (as am I), or simply an interested reader (as I also am), you will love "Paradise Lost"--not for its simplicity, but for its complexity, for its beauty. This Signet Classic edition is helpful and enjoyable; read it, and enjoy.

Of Man's first disobedience and the fruit

Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste

Brought death into the world and all our woe,

With loss of Eden, till on greater Man

Restore us and regain the blissful seat

Sing, Heavenly Muse...

Not a lot people know that 'Paradise Lost' has as a much lesser known companion piece 'Paradise Regained'; of course, it was true during Milton's time as it is today that the more harrowing and juicy the story, the better it will likely be remembered and received.

This is not to cast any aspersion on this great poem, however. It has been called, with some justification, the greatest English epic poem. The line above, the first lines of the first book of the poem, is typical of the style throughout the epic, in vocabulary and syntax, in allusiveness. The word order tends toward the Latinate, with the object coming first and the verb coming after.

Milton follows many classical examples by personifying characters such as Death, Chaos, Mammon, and Sin. These characters interact with the more traditional Christian characters of Adam, Eve, Satan, various angels, and God. He takes as his basis the basic biblical text of the creation and fall of humanity (thus, 'Paradise Lost'), which has taken such hold in the English-speaking world that many images have attained in the popular mind an almost biblical truth to them (in much the same way that popular images of Hell owe much to Dante's Inferno). The text of Genesis was very much in vogue in the mid-1600s (much as it is today) and Paradise Lost attained an almost instant acclaim.

John Milton was an English cleric, a protestant who nonetheless had a great affinity for catholic Italy, and this duality of interests shows in much of his creative writing as well as his religious tracts. Milton was nicknamed 'the divorcer' in his early career for writing a pamphlet that supported various civil liberties, including the right to obtain a civil divorce on the grounds of incompatibility, a very unpopular view for the day. Milton held a diplomatic post under the Commonwealth, and wrote defenses of the governments action, including the right of people to depose and dispose of a bad king.

Paradise Lost has a certain oral-epic quality to it, and for good reason. Milton lost his eyesight in 1652, and thus had to dictate the poem to several different assistants. Though influenced heavily by the likes of Virgil, Homer, and Dante, he differentiated himself in style and substance by concentrating on more humanist elements.

Say first -- for Heaven hides nothing from thy view,

Nor the deep tract of Hell -- say first what cause

Moved our grand Parents, in that happy state,

Favoured of Heaven so highly, to fall off

From their Creator and transgress his will,

For one restraint, lords of the world besides?

Milton drops us from the beginning into the midst of the action, for the story is well known already, and proceeds during the course of the books (Milton's original had 10, but the traditional epic had 12 books, so some editions broke books VII and X into two books each) to both push the action forward and to give developing background -- how Satan came to be in Hell, after the war in heaven a description that includes perhaps the currently-most-famous line:

Here we may reign secure, and in my choice

To reign is worth ambition though in hell:

Better to reign in hell, that serve in heav'n.

(Impress your friends by knowing that this comes from Book I, lines 261-263 of Paradise Lost, rather than a Star Trek episode!)

The imagery of warfare and ambition in the angels, God's wisdom and power and wrath, the very human characterisations of Adam and Eve, and the development beyond Eden make a very compelling story, done with such grace of language that makes this a true classic for the ages. The magnificence of creation, the darkness and empty despair of hell, the manipulativeness of evil and the corruptible innocence of humanity all come through as classic themes. The final books of the epic recount a history of humanity, now sinful, as Paradise has been lost, a history in tune with typical Renaissance renderings, which also, in Milton's religious convictions, will lead to the eventual destruction of this world and a new creation.

A great work that takes some effort to comprehend, but yields great rewards for those who stay the course.

This collection includes Samson Agonistes, one of the best Greek-style tragedies done in English, based on the biblical character of Samson. It also includes the poem Lycidas, a pastoral poem written specifically for the death of Edward King, a Cambridge student who died by drowning, but which includes a greater sense of universal longing and lost hope.

Edward le Comte has provided a worthwhile introduction to the poems and a brief biography of Milton.

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