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I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?

 
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I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
I hear it describes all the chambers that exist in Hell. Has anyone read this work? What is your opinion on it?
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
I prefer Dante's Inferno but it is one of the classics.
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
Dante's inferno is more descriptive?


I prefer Dante's Inferno but it is one of the classics.
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
Dante's inferno is more descriptive?


I prefer Dante's Inferno but it is one of the classics.
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It's more descriptive of a journey.
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
Paradise Lost is very dry, more so then Dante's Inferno, but let's face it: the time they were written wasn't known to write for the plebians. PL deals with more then Satan and hell, also with Adam and Eve, and if I remember correctly, some of heaven (I haven't read it in over 20 years).

Inferno deals more with Hell then PL, but both of them should be read IMO, since they are classics, and if you're wanting a rounded perception of author's views on hell, both should be read.
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
Dantes is the one describing hells different layers-i.e. bolgias. PL is a dichotomy of Satans fall and Adams banishment from the garden. both very good reads, but Miltons work can be difficult for many to follow.
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
Dante's inferno is more descriptive?


I prefer Dante's Inferno but it is one of the classics.
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Dante's inferno focuses on the various layers of hell and their contents.


Paradise lost focuses first on the story of lucifer's fall from grace and then primarily on the story of the garden of eden (hence the name, paradise lost)
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
I enjoyed reading it.
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
Read it here:-
[link to www.literature.org]
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
Read it here:-
[link to www.literature.org]
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Yep, pretty much any classic can be read at Project Gutenburg or other sites.
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Re: I just ordered "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Is it a good read?
thnx

Paradise Lost is very dry, more so then Dante's Inferno, but let's face it: the time they were written wasn't known to write for the plebians. PL deals with more then Satan and hell, also with Adam and Eve, and if I remember correctly, some of heaven (I haven't read it in over 20 years).

Inferno deals more with Hell then PL, but both of them should be read IMO, since they are classics, and if you're wanting a rounded perception of author's views on hell, both should be read.
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