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Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton
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Apr 03, 2012

did not like it
Read from April 03 to 11, 2012

Paradise Lost is a poem of the events leading to the fall of Satan, and his scheming to deceive Man to disobeying God as told in the Book of Genesis. Paradise Regained is a poem of Jesus' forty days in the desert, and how Satan attempts to sway him. Being a casual reader, I found this a very heavy going read, with long and convoluted verses that can get confusing if you let your concentration slip, or if you need to stop reading for whatever reason. I found myself going back and re-reading verses many times, and also skipping entire verses which I thought were becoming overly repetitive. I recommend to proceed only if you have the patience to slowly savour the verses (which read like an epic opera), and are prepared to explore the many references to Greek(?) mythology.

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