"Paradise Lost" is an epic poem written by the English poet John Milton. It was first published in 1667 and is considered one of the greatest works in the English language. The poem consists of twelve books and is a retelling of the biblical story of the fall of man, as described in the Book of Genesis. The poem begins with the fallen angel Satan and his rebellion against God, which leads to his expulsion from Heaven. It then follows the story of Adam and Eve, their creation, and their fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. Milton explores themes of free will, temptation, sin, and redemption. The poem is known for its grand and epic style, its vivid descriptions, and its philosophical and theological depth. "Paradise Lost" is not only a significant work in English literature but also a complex and influential exploration of religious and moral themes. It has had a profound impact on subsequent literature and continues to be studied and celebrated for its profound insights into the human condition.
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