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What the community says about Paradise Lost
- "I am always looking for good faith based literature. I want books that i can give to my friends to help them with their walk with God. This book was perfect. I even got an extra copy to give to my brother that lives in sin. He was not too excited about it but maybe he will read it someday! "
- "This is a great classic that I think anyone will enjoy. It would make a very good book report material if someone needs it for a school assignment. It's a little bit challenging to read, but it wasn't too bad. Get the annotated version, that helped me a lot to get through the book without being completely confused."
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in What are the best epic poetry"Ahhh, an exploration of the existence of man's spiritual origin written by a man in fear of execution who had already lost his eyes. You can't get much better than this! I love this classic book of poems that dive deep into man's spirituality with no holds barred. It makes you think about things in a new way."
- "Want to read the best epic poems? Along with the Iliad, the Odyssey and Aeneid, Milton's Paradise Lost is a must read. Written in the 17th Century, this story about the Fall of Man (the biblical story). Finally arranged into 12 books, this epic poem presents the story from different viewpoints. It is a necessary addition to any library that claims to contain the best epics in the world. It's also a classic, one all of us should read. "
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in What are the best poetry books"It's good (if you're into this), though my friend has the Alastair Fowler second edition, which includes copious notes and is regarded as THE version to get. If you just like the works or Milton and don't need the background, I found this to be just fine.""Paradise lost. A love letter to biblical legends in poetic form and also a critique of the lessons given as well. The Telegraph speaks well of it, and with good reason. I found the book to be both entertaining and thought provoking."