Paradise Lost

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FINGERPRINT PUB, 2015 - Poetry - 336 pages

Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal tast Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden . . ."
Satan and his fellow rebel angels contemplate on corrupting God's beloved new creation, Mankind. He volunteers and prepares to leave. His children-- Sin and Death-- build a bridge between Hell and Earth. And disguising himself as a cherub, he lands on Earth.
Adam and Eve, after a long day at work, are resting in their bower. And that's when in the form of a serpent, Satan whisper's into Eve's ears. Tempted to eat from the forbidden Tree of Knowledge, Eve commits the sin.
And hence follows the Fall of Man . . .
Milton's magnum opus, Paradise Lost, threads together two stories focused on different heroes-- the half-heroic, half-evil charismatic Satan and the united Adam and Eve-- skilfully balancing them. The epic poem continues to remain as celebrated as ever. "

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About the author (2015)

"Born in London in 1608, John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. Milton wrote in the seventeenth century. It was the century of transition into our modern world, when the Civil Wars separated men from the older ways of living, and much that remained lively in the national imagination since the Middle Ages, was killed by the religious controversies. A great stylist and an experimentalist, Milton employed a language in this poem which is remarkable for sustained dignity. Paradise Regained followed Paradise Lost. It was published alongside the tragedy Samson Agonistes. Milton saw life as a struggle, the Puritan struggle, for the survival of the good and the virtuous. Milton died of kidney failure in 1674, aged sixty-five, in Bunhill, London, England.

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