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Paradise Lost by John Milton : An Easy to Read Edition

By Wash, Timoleon

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Reproduction Date: 3/29/2015

Title: Paradise Lost by John Milton : An Easy to Read Edition  
Author: Wash, Timoleon
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Adam & Eve
Collections: Poetry, Authors Community, Most Popular Books in China, Literature, History
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Publication Date:
2015
Publisher: Timoleon Wash Publications
Member Page: Tim Wash

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Wash, T. (2015). Paradise Lost by John Milton : An Easy to Read Edition. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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Paradise Lost by John Milton; An Easy to Read Edition. Milton's masterpiece was difficult for me to read. I was challenged by three things: Milton's use of his "blank verse" format; the archaic spelling in currently available editions; and Milton's many references to obscure historical and mythological events, locations, and characters. To make my next reading of this beloved poem easier, I have made changes in three areas. First, I have updated the spelling. Second, I have included a glossary. Third, I have reformatted the poem into something very much like a script. This quasi-script format offers a side benefit of making this text much easier to read aloud.

Summary
Milton's Famous Poem.

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Paradise Lost by John Milton; An Easy to Read Edition. Book I. (Milton narrating) Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit of that forbidden tree, Whose mortal taste brought Death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater man restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing heavenly muse, that on the secret top of Oreb, or of Sinai, Didst inspire that shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning how the heavens and earth rose out of Chaos: Or if Sion hill delight thee more, And Siloa's brook that flowed fast by the oracle of God;

 

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