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Download The Essential John Milton Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (571 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Milton Narrator: Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This thoughtful collection of John Milton's finest poetry marks the quarter centenary of the poet's birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain's foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond, and Derek Jacobi.

Milton's uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This collection offers an ideal overview, including the complete Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, excerpts from other major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as sonnets and famous shorter poems such as On his blindness, plus a biography of Milton. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stefanie | 1/11/2014

    " Top Ten favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristine | 12/25/2013

    " Read most of it--Paradise Lost and many of the poems and essays. Pretty complex and stunning, but you definitely need a lot of help and other resources to take in all the classical and Christian allusions and to realize and appreciate the structure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 12/5/2013

    " I love Jim Harrison. This is an easy read with great prose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shelley Catalan | 9/17/2013

    " Seriously, Milton...just mind-boggling. "

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Author John Milton

John Milton (1608–1674) is considered to be among the most learned of all English poets. After graduating from Cambridge, Milton undertook six years of self-directed study in theology, philosophy, history, politics, literature, and science. He then spent several years writing pamphlets for the Puritan and Parliamentary causes. His incessant labors setting the typeface eventually led to blindness. His masterpiece, Paradise Lost, was composed in memory and dictated to a scribe.