About the Author
As a young student, John Milton (1608-1674) dreamed of bringing the poetic elocution of Homer and Virgil to the English language. Milton realized this dream with his graceful, sonorous Paradise Lost, now considered the most influential epic poem in English literature. In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Paradise Lost has inspired generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets to the books of J. R. R. Tolkien.
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I find epic poetry tough, but once through it worth it.
I am exceedingly grateful to the media for their interest in Milton's 400th anniversary which, encouraged me to revisit the works of one of England's greatest authors.I find poetry quite difficult to read: it does not take well to speed reading techniques, as every word is significant but, I am willing to struggle with quality such as this. Paradise Lost is unlike anything else I have ever read and, apparently Milton added more new words to the English language than did Shakespeare!