Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained - John Milton

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

By John Milton

  • Release Date: 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Classics

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‘Greedily she engorged without restraint,
And knew not eating death;’

Milton’s Paradise Lost is a poem of epic proportions that tells of Satan’s attempts to mislead Eve into disobeying God in the Garden of Eden, by eating from the tree of knowledge. His interpretation of the biblical story of Genesis is vivid and intense in its language, justifying the actions of God to men. In his sequel poem, Paradise Regained, Milton shows Satan trying to seduce Jesus in a similar way to Eve, but ultimately failing as Jesus remains steadfast.