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John Milton's epic story of cosmic rebellion and the beginning of human history has long been considered one of the greatest and most gripping narratives ever written in English. Yet its intensely poetic language, now-antiquated syntax and vocabulary, and dense allusions to mythical and Biblical figures make it inaccessible to many modern readers. This is, as the critic Harold Bloom wrote in 2000, "a great sorrow, and a true cultural loss."Dennis Danielson aims to open up Milton's epic for a twenty-first-century readership by providing a fluid, accessible rendition in contemporary prose alongside the original. The edition allows readers to experience the power of the original poem without barriers to understanding.
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subject_facet Adam -- (Biblical figure) -- Poetry, Bible. -- Genesis -- History of Biblical events -- Poetry, Bible. -- O.T. -- Genesis -- History of Biblical events -- Poetry, Downloadable audio, Eve -- (Biblical figure) -- Poetry, Fall of man -- Poetry, Streaming audio
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title Paradise lost
title_display Paradise lost
title_full Paradise Lost, Paradise lost / John Milton, Paradise lost / John Milton ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Leonard, Paradise lost / John Milton ; introduced by Philip Pullman, Paradise lost / John Milton, edited wtih an introduction and notes by Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg, Paradise lost [electronic resource] / John Milton
title_short Paradise lost
title_sort paradise lost
topic Classic Literature, Fiction, Poetry
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Poetry