Focusing on the temptation of Christ, John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Regained, suggests that everything lost to man in Paradise Lost is recaptured by Christ’s sacrifices.
Published four years after Milton’s masterpiece, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained is much shorter and written in a simpler style than Paradise Lost, possibly as part of the author’s intention to frame the style of the book within the context of the plainness of Jesus’ teachings and demeanor. Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained have influenced numerous poets and writers, including many of the Romantics, William Blake, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and T. S. Eliot.
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John Milton (1608–1674) was an English poet best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, which first appeared in 1667. His works continue to influence Western culture, thought, and language.
Anton Lesser has, as an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played many of Shakespeare’s most demanding roles, including Troilus (Troilus and Cressida), Edgar (King Lear), Petruchio, Romeo, and Richard III. He is a frequent radio contributor and has recorded many audiobooks, including much of the work of Charles Dickens. Lesser’s narration has won him seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.
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Not quite as good as Paradise Lost, but it's still a great work.