Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost Review

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 earth - as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, who are motivated by all too human temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.
Marked by Milton's characteristic erudition, Paradise Lost is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years, it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention, and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.

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Title:Paradise Lost
Edition Language:English

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  • Meg

    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 t...

  • Alex

    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, ...

  • Patrick Oden

    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 pro...

  • Lyn

    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.Fi...

  • Leo .

    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...

  • Natalie Monroe

    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—A...

  • J.G. Keely

    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 o...

  • Rakhi Dalal

    “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 dwell...

  • Ilse

    A Darkness visibleBetter to reign in Hell than serve in HeavenMore than ten thousand canonized 17th century blank verse audaciously metamorphosed into a graphic epic poem, into elegantly drawn mostly ...

  • Bookdragon Sean

    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....