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Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. From the Text of Thomas Newton | John Milton
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Patchshank
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https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/11/05/tufts-student-may-have-found-secret...

I like it. Has bit of a Dan Brown feel to it. I wonder if it's hiding anymore secrets...🤔

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Butterflyamore
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I‘m very disappointed that I cannot find my copy of #Paradise Lost to stage with this shirt for a photo. The shirt, however, has words from the epic poem on it and that pretty cool, right? #songsofsummer

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

marleed Indeed! 5mo
tammysue ❤️ 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Very cool! 😎 5mo
PaperbackPirate I hope you find your book soon! 5mo
Butterflyamore @PaperbackPirate Thank you! I am beginning to wonder if it somehow got boxed up and put into storage. I may need to go check there this weekend. We have limited space for books and my book buying addiction doesn‘t always seem to understand that! 5mo
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jenniferw88
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jenniferw88
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TrishB How true ❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️♥️ 10mo
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goodthinkrebel
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Tashreads
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Day 6| #Augustisatrip #hell

Fire and Brimstone in Milton‘s version of hell

vkois88 👍👍👍 1y
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jenniferw88
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Suet624 I must read this book. 💕💕 1y
Moray_Reads I love Paradise Lost, totally worth the effort 1y
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Jess_Franzino
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Uh....oh no! 👹👹👹

AmyG Yikes 1y
Jess_Franzino @AmyG That was my EXACT reaction 😳😳😳 I quickly posted to change the number. 1y
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j9brown
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The road, the stranger, the night of the gun.
Rainbirds choke.
Silence, misery.
Paradise lost.

Yeah, this came out kind of dark, oops.

Day 9 #riotgrams #spinepoetry

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Moray_Reads
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A first edition of Paradise Lost (1667) still in its original binding and with a manuscript inscription from contemporary Poet Laureate John Dryden ?
"Three Pets in the distant Ages born
Greece, Italy, and England did adorn.
The First in loftiness of thought surpass'd
The Next in Majesty, in both ye Last
The Force of Nature could no farther go;
To make a Third, she joyn'd ye former two.
Dryden
#coololdbooks

Melissa_J Wow!! 1y
batsy Oh my, amazing!! 1y
kathedron Oh, my goodness! 😍 1y
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LeahBergen Umm. Will you send that to me? 😆😆 1y
jillrhudy I wouldn‘t mind having a Paradise loft. It would have billowy billows of soft silk and satin marshmallow stuffed pillows. (edited) 1y
Moray_Reads @jillrhudy 😆 sounds like the perfect reading sanctuary 1y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Look at all these books this friend of mine on a book page sent me! Amazing!❤️📚

LittlePixels 😍😍😍 1y
LittlePixels I need friends like that 😉 1y
JoeStalksBeck @LittlePixels she‘s an awesome chic 1y
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brennahawleycraig
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Some of my favorite books in my collection are these. I remember admiring them as a kid at my grandma‘s house. They were her stepdad‘s first wife‘s. Printed in 1901.

merelybookish They are beautiful! 2y
batsy Wow. Gorgeous editions 😍 2y
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chuffwrites
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I 💙 annotating in books. (especially denser texts like Paradise Lost where I really have to work to understand wtf is going on, lol)

Do you ever write in your books?

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chuffwrites
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this is what I do for fun when I‘ve run out of schoolwork for the week and need to get creatively charged before I write. 🤷🏼‍♀️
#paradiselost #milton #campnanowrimo #amreading

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rwmg
Mehso-so

Heavier going than last time I read it. I dozed off several times while reading it.

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rwmg
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Back to Paradise Lost

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Blair_Reads
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Starting more hw. My husband was acting all salty like he‘d read this before. He told me it‘s what Peter Pan is based off of. When I asked him where he got that idea he said that it looks like there are fairies on the cover 😂😂 Haha I love that man.

suvata 😂😂😂 2y
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laundry_piles
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Today we drove over an hour to Books A Million to spend our gift card we got for Christmas ? It was so much fun and of course really, really hard to decide what to buy. In the end this was our haul plus two books for the kids: The Day the Crayons Went Home and The Pout Pout Fish and the Bully Shark.

The guy at the checkout was amused by our choices, "In the mood for some 'light' reading I see" ?

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Ande

Had to put tuis one aside for the moment. It is tough going.

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batsy
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As John Milton's Satan says, "Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell" ???

TrishB 😱😱 2y
Cinfhen I take it as a good sign!!! 😂💕🤘🏼 2y
Mimi28 Aaaawww I would be your 667 th follower if I wasn‘t already following you!! 2y
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batsy @Cinfhen Thank you 😂🤘❤️ 2y
batsy @Mimi28 Aww thank you 😀😘 2y
ValerieAndBooks What a number 😂!! 2y
DivineDiana 😱 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
readordierachel As the prophecy fortold! 2y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉😈 2y
rohit-sawant 😂😂 2y
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HannaPolkadots
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Reading Paradise Lost in this view makes me wonder if paradise is lost or if I have am, in fact, already living there...

Marchpane Beautiful ✨ 2y
TrishB That's gorgeous 💓 2y
books_from_my_shelves Beautiful! 2y
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Cinfhen Oh wow! That's gorgeous 💗💗💗 2y
DivineDiana Breathtaking! Where is this? 2y
HannaPolkadots Isn't it just @Marchpane @TrishB @myreadingcorner and @Cinfhen ? We don't get much sunny weather, but when we do it makes up for all the grey days. @DivineDiana - this is home, in the northwest of Norway ❤ 2y
RealBooks4ever So beautiful! 💜 2y
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internetabook
Pickpick

A bit of light reading for my dissertation.
I know a lot of people can't read this book and I struggled a lot too, but once you get used to the language and the rythm, it is an incredibly beautiful piece of art. Would totally recommend, even if it is tiring!

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mercuriilibri
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Time to juggle both insta and listy 😂😂. I'm sure it'll be fine. Might as well start off with an old fave photo of mine. The lighting just looks really dramatic.

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JoeStalksBeck
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Nat_Reads That sounds awesome! 2y
Angeles I would LOVE to watch that. ❤️❤️❤️😈 2y
bitterbear Don't forget hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy... 2y
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ScientistSam Wow. Sounds interesting - I'm not sure how it would translate to a different medium 2y
Tdumatrait Love that this will come to television. I have always loved Milton. I teach an abbreviated version to my 8th graders every year. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Tdumatrait me too! I love him but I adore Dante. I wish they would do an accurate account of The Divine Comedy 2y
Tdumatrait @JoeStalksBeck it would be interesting to see dueling networks but each on TV. I think Dante would be more relatable to a teenage audience. Older generations and younger generations would probably go for Milton. My high schoolers always preferred Dante to Milton. Guess they would rather pick their poison. 2y
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Ande
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Getting started on this awesome story. Was gripped from the off despite the difficult language

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jenniferw88
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#musicaltitle #maybookflowers two books in one song! Bonus #aroomwithaview for this prompt @RealLifeReading! Also, one of many Forster novels Helena's been in! 💞

#hbc #hbcfan #helenabonhamcarter #helenabonhamcarterfan

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merelybookish
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I used to be skeptical when people talked about "the good old days," but I get it now. Remember when The Handmaid's Take and 1984 were just dark dystopian fictions? #Paradise
#lyricalapril @Cinfhen

Dragon 👍 3y
Cinfhen 😂🙌🏻😬 3y
Smrloomis 😂 and also 😥 3y
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danimgill
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"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven"

I somehow made it through getting an English degree without ever having read Milton, so here I am with some light bedtime reading.

Hestapleton I never read Milton in college, but I did read it in high school and absolutely loved it. 3y
danimgill @Hehaney I'm enjoying it so far! This edition started with some of his early poems first so I feel like I'm getting the hang of his style. 3y
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AStoriedSoul
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Sometimes you just need to read some epic poetry. These are some favorites. #booksarelife #booksarelove #bookgeeks #bookworms #booknerds #bibliophiles #thedivinecomedy #paradiselost

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CarolynOliver
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I mean, Satan, right?

Shoutout to Mr. Brocklehurst, though. #favoritevillain #riotgrams

Libby1 I did just laugh out loud. (Who laughs not out loud?) 3y
hlgreenfield Lol good choice! 😀 3y
Hamlet Loved it and even read it twice in grad school. It was controversial that Milton had Adam & Eve be sexual in Eden. 3y
JoeStalksBeck I adore this book 3y
LindsayReads You win! 😂😂👏👏 3y
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BarbaraJean
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I went a little different direction with today's #readjanuary prompt. These aren't #setinmycity, per se... but I live in a city named after one of the authors, and on a street named after the other. I love literary place names!

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Bibliogeekery
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It was 32 degrees when I left Cuba 🇨🇺 last night. That's quite a temperature difference! ❄️☃️Brrrrr.

Hollie I thought our temp of 1 was bad...now I'm grateful it isn't -8! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Yeah, I'm not a fan of wind chill. ❄️💨 3y
rabbitprincess It's minus 15 here, minus 18 with the windchill! 3y
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mllemay Welcome back to Winter Wonderland! Right on time for this cold front 😬 it's -17 in Ottawa ☃️ 3y
Gleefulreader Do not like! 😳 3y
CaroPi It is -19°C in Krakow. Perfect time for reading. And nothing more ? 3y
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Moray_Reads
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Satan; on the naughty list since before the naughty list existed. This is from the beautiful two-volume Folio edition my parents gave me for my birthday 😊 #SeasonsReadings #charactersonthenaughtylist

vivastory Very cool. When was your birthday? 3y
Moray_Reads @vivastory it was Monday 😊 3y
vivastory @Moray_Reads Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good one. 3y
Moray_Reads @vivastory Thank you, it was lovely. I was very spoilt by friend and family 🎂 3y
vivastory @Moray_Reads It's nice that they acknowledge it separately & don't lump it together with Xmas 3y
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Moray_Reads
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I'm not a big #poetry reader though I used to love writing poems as a child. These are the only three volumes I currently own. SeasonsReadings

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JulietteGF
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#bookmail
This morning Mr. Postman brought me this book. It was from Amazon... I rarely buy books from them, so I was surprised. I checked my email to check if I had ordered it (I order so many books...), but nothing. Then, I remembered a conversation I had with a dear friend of mine during which I told her I had not yet read this book...
What a great early Xmas gift! ♥️♥️♥️
#gift #xmasgift #tbr #classic

Faibka Nice! 😄 3y
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Chey12
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"Eject him tainted now, and purge him off."
Book 11 line 45

"To remove him I decree,
And send him from the garden forth to till
The ground whence he was taken,fitter soil." Book 11 lines 96-8

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BookDragonNotWorm
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Found in a used book I bought today. ❤️

britt_brooke 💕💕💕 3y
kspenmoll Love finds like that!💚 3y
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Chey12
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"Seest thou yon dreary plain, forlorn, and wild,
The seat of desolation, void of light,
Save what the glimmering of these livid flames
Cast pale and dreadful?"

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TheBrockUEnglishMajor
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Required Reading Part 2
ENGL 3P22: Literature in Milton's Time
Including: Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, by John Milton
The Broadview Anthology of Seventeenth Century Verse and Prose

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vivastory
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#disabilities
John Milton was not born blind, however he was by the time he composed "Paradise Lost." To paraphrase Edward Hirsch, Milton's use of non-rhyming blank verse in "Paradise Lost" established & confirmed it as the pattern with the greatest equilibrium in English. Milton's thunderous lines rank with Shakespeare as among the most beautiful ever written. Milton addressed his blindness in several of his greatest sonnets.

Moray_Reads I love Paradise Lost. Milton was a genius. My parents are getting me the Folio Society edition for my birthday and I'm very excited 3y
vivastory @Moray_Reads That sounds beautiful! Have you read "Samson Agonistes"? I think it is Milton's most underrated work. There are passages that approach the same magnitude achieved in "Paradise Lost. " 3y
Moray_Reads I have! It's wonderful. I studied the English Civil Wars as an undergraduate so it was his political writing I read first but my tutor gave me a copy of Samson and I loved it 3y
vivastory @Moray_Reads Milton's portrayal of Satan in "Paradise Lost" makes him one of the most interesting epic literature characters. He's definitely the greatest character in it. If you haven't heard it, I recommend Dylan Thomas reading of a few passages. 3y
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AliceBetweenTheCovers
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"Infernal world, and thou profoundest hell Receive thy new possessor: one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. What matter where, if I be still the same (...) Here at least We shall be free (...) Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven."

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BookDame

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven. "

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Em890
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Satan as written by Milton is one of my all-time #favevillians. I really love everything about the way he retells this origin story and makes God and Satan and the Angels seem so human.

#somethingforsept

LiteraryinLititz Touché. Can't get much more villainous than Satan. :) 3y
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AlexandraGriffin
Pickpick

I was suprised to find I really enjoyed this book. I am not religious (i dont know if I'm agnostic or atheist, or just want to believe that Harry Potter magic IS REAL AND SOMEDAY THE WIZARDING WORLD WILL COME CLAIM ME AND SAY SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO COME GET YOU DARLING, Voldypants really did a number on those owls that year you were supposed to come to Hogwarts. Have some butterbeer. I'm sorry, what was I saying?)

So yeah. I liked it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AlexandraGriffin
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Now playing

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ScoutDarling
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"Satan asks an awful lot of rhetorical questions. And you know what? People who ask rhetorical questions are annoying." -A fabulous literature professor

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Donna_sBookMinute
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TBR Tuesday: This is a title I should've read decades -- no, lifetimes -- ago. My current read, "Palace Council" (which i've already committed to reread), has made references to it. Now, in the last pages, I'm learning how the poem figures into it. I'm glad to have found PL on Serial Reader.

UwannaPublishme Glad to see you're also enjoying Serial Reader. I started with Jane Austen, and now I'm hungry for more classics. Great app for reading on the go. 😊👍🏻 3y
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seebiscan
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Using Serial to finally read Paradise Lost--I've been meaning to since I first read Frankenstein. Might be time to revisit Frankenstein and the National Theatre play after this...

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TheLondonBookworm
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The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven John Milton ~ spending my rainy London evening writing out quotes because I love them :)

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Bjansen55
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Perfect.

youngish-adult Wow. ❤️ 3y
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