108 Installments—Entirely free
As Adam and Eve make their debut in the world, as pure and innocent as can be, a vengeful Satan enlists a dark army to wreak havoc on the earth. Milton's 1667 epic offers a still-revolutionary and modern retelling of an ages-old story. This masterpiece in verse offers new perspective—moving details, visions of incredible beauty and terror—on the Biblical tale of a brand new world and the monumental forces at war for control over it and its inhabitants. Paradise Lost is an essential read for anyone interested in tracing a traditional creation story over the course of one of the most essential works of English literature.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
And justifie the wayes of God to men.
For one restraint, Lords of the World besides?
Who first seduc'd them to that fowl revolt?
Who durst defie th' Omnipotent to Arms.
Mixt with obdurate pride and stedfast hate:
With ever-burning Sulphur ...
Reviewed by trit on May 8, 2013
Good, but not good for this method of reading
So, I enjoyed Paradise Lost-the language is beautiful and timeless, and it is obviously a classic that has had a great deal of influence on western civilization and theological developments. However, I found the daily installments were too difficult to get into. They were too long, because it is a bit of a tedious read when you don`t have much time. But, they were also too short, because you need to really dive into the piece in order to enjoy it. Worth reading, but I wouldn`t recommend it for Daily Lit.
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Ratings for 'Paradise Lost' by Milton, John