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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 4 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 2 Oct. 2008
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SPXA1G
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Paradise Lost Audiobook – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
To call it 'illustrated' is an insult to anyone capable of reading it; the text most worthy of illustration I personally, have ever read, painting pictures continuously before ones eyes is supplemented here by a landscape 19th.C. painting at the beginning of each chapter by artists such as Anton Hlavacek and Albert Bierstadt not to detract from their works in any way.
'Mustn't grumble', mind, @ 99p, worth every newpence and more.
That said, the marked lack of scholarly notes makes this a bad choice for a newbie. Yes, it's nice to read the poem without constantly flicking back and forth looking for glosses on Milton's archaicisms and allusions, but realistically, any student is going to have to fork out on notes to plumb the text's true depths.
The book itself is beautifully presented and chock-full of glorious illustrations (I'd have liked to have seen Gustav Dore's though...) - so it will make a great gift for any lit-head. Older children coming here through 'His Dark Materials' may get the literature bug through this initial encounter, though an illustrated edition of Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' might be a safer bet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
sales sticker on the back took off a lot of the lovely red paint, more the hard cover was somewhat thumb damagedPublished 2 months ago by david
I read this deliberately staying clear of the copious notes and so remain uninfluenced by them - though I do have every intention of reading them at a later date. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. S. Barlow
One of the greatest epic poems ever. Milton's incredible, majestic and elevated poetic style with numerous Classical allusions and similes on the Biblical story of the Fall made... Read morePublished 2 months ago by user