An English cleric with a classical education, Milton lost his eyesight in 1652, and thus the story was largely dictated by the blind poet, lending a certain quality of the ancient oral epics, which only serves to enhance the telling of the tale. Weaving classical mythology with a deep knowledge and reference to Scripture, Milton's genius for narrative unfolds what his biographer, Samuel Johnson, called his "peculiar power to astonish."
I did my thesis on Paradise Lost and have searched high and low for a good Paradise Lost audiobook. This is the best I've found, not even worth buying anything else.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Paradise Lost to be better than the print version?
NO! I really like this book but I think that to get the full experience you need to make notes in the text. There is so much to this book that allows a reader to think about the Creation and what might have happened. It is a great discussion group book.
Would you recommend Paradise Lost to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes, but it would depend on which friends.
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