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Title: The Poetical Works of John Milton.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its ...more
Paperback, 500 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by British Library, Historical Print Editions (first published January 1st 1880)
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Hayley Shaver
Mar 25, 2016 Hayley Shaver rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, poetry
I love this book of Milton's poems and a few dramas in verse. Paradise Lost and Paradise Regain'd are included in it, but Aereopagitica is not. I especially liked Paradise Lost. It was, more than any of the other works, imbued with poetic genius. If you like poetry, this is a must read. Find the book free at this URL:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1745
Jan-Maat
I was introduced to the first two books of paradise lost as an A-level set text back in school when I was seventeen. Satan raising his standard in hell remains for me an image of that man of blood, Charles Stuart, raising his standard of rebellion and perpetual war in Nottingham.

I particularly recommend audio versions of this work to experience it as it was originally composed. Milton, who had become blind in the service of the English Republic, is said to have dictated the poem to his daughter.
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John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.

Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and
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