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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
Published (first published January 1st 1880)
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Tom Davis
I took a class in Milton in college, after all it's my middle name.
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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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You know, Paradise Lost is just such a wonderful and revelationary narrative poem
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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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