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Paradise Lost (Modern Library Classics) - John Milton, William Kerrigan, Stephen M. Fallon, John Rumrich
Paradise Lost (Modern Library Classics)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375757969 (0375757961)
ASIN: 375757961
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 433
Edition language: English
Series: Paradise (#1)
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Uncontrollable Madness: “Paradise Lost” by Milton
Milton wrote a great poem but it's also a byproduct of its day - 1667 - and he views events and characters very much through the male gaze; as do all organized religions and which the poem references. Thus, the apple on the tree of knowledge was (imo) something a religious-minded white Portuguese ma...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 Milton's epic tale of the fall and redemption of humanity
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 the story is constricted to the opening chapters of the Bible, the scope of the story itself is ...
Tami rated it
0.0 I really tried...DNF after pretty much the first ten pages...
No rating, as I stopped reading right after I started. This is a sad example for "too much time has passed between this being written and me being born". I can't find any access to this text.
AnHeC (I'm too fucking busy and vice versa)
AnHeC (I'm too fucking busy and vice versa) rated it
3.5 Yes, it's a theodicy. A failed one, but a really good effort.
An epic poem in blank verse. Yes, it's a theodicy. A failed one, but a really good effort. It was surprisingly readable. Maybe because the Latin sentence structure doesn't bother me, since in Polish parts of speech can freely move around the sentence. And there's an awesome audiobook I've found. So ...
Books Less Travelled
Books Less Travelled rated it
4.0 Paradise Lost
A great, and intensely thought provoking piece. More so in our day and age.
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