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Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton
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Apr 24, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: philosophy, fantasy
Read in February, 2000

As Blake said, "The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels & God, and at liberty when of Devils & Hell, is because he was a true Poet, and of the Devil's party without knowing it."

Milton's work is really, really good. It has epic gun battles between angels and demons, and titanic expressions of sheer will. Most remarkable, though, is Satan's character as a rebel hero. Milton's reliance on the apocrypha and the treasure trove of literary stories as his source material do him great credit.
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