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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great shelf edition!, January 6, 2014
This review is from: Paradise Lost (Hardcover)
Admittedly, I don't read out of this version. I've read the story multiple times, but this edition is more of a decoration for house guests and visitors to appreciate. Every once in a long while I will look up a quote from this copy, but to hold it and read the whole of the text would be awkward due to the size and shape of the book. The artwork and large print make the this an excellent purchase.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This edition of Paradise Lost is a fine book. The binding is not as secure as ..., September 4, 2014
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This edition of Paradise Lost is a fine book. The binding is not as secure as one would prefer, but the print is easy to read and it doesn't lack any of the original art work - as far as one can determine. Milton's emotional epic poem is well worth a careful read, for its symbolism in relating the biblical account of Lucifer's banishment from heaven for his pride, arrogance, and his plan to take away glory from God and forbid the free agency of man. At first his misery, remorse, and self pity, is that he no longer lives in a glorious sphere. But then he becomes angry and revengeful . He vows an eternal potent hatred and a commitment to do all he can to make all mankind as miserable as he is.
The artist depicts the principles with wings, to signify movement and it is very effective in the drawings of Lucifer being cast out and down as it evokes his sudden, irrevocable thrust from heaven for his pride, arrogance, and dissention. If the reader has any compassion for Lucifer it is rather sorrow for the misery of mankind that he causes
Milton is a genius - as this epic poem attests.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly Love and Hellish Hate, July 20, 2014
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Written in 1667 Paradise Lost is an epic poem depicting the events of the Bible with an emphasis on Genesis Chapters Two and Three. The following is a list of events included in the narrative: God casting a prideful and arrogant Satan with one-third of the angels out of heaven, the creation of Adam and Eve, the deception of the serpent, the disobedience of Adam and Eve, and their subsequent removal from the Garden of Eden. The Son of God and the archangels Gabriel and Michael play major roles in the story. God's grace, wisdom, and love and Satan's pride, arrogance, and ambition are the major themes of this work. I will admit that this is not easy reading and I really had to focus to understand what was taking place in the narrative. Still, I did like this book a great deal with its rich vocabulary, vivid imagery, and many references to Near Eastern mythology, Egyptian mythology, Greek and Roman mythology, the Bible, and classical literature.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A can't miss classic!, February 17, 2014
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If you enjoy classic tales/novels/poetry or are just into philosophy, this book is for you! This book is a true classic!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!, July 7, 2014
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amazingly beautiful hardback edition with an additional cardboard sleeve for the book. Just pristine!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality printed version..., June 30, 2014
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Quality printed, and the Book comes with an outer thick, printed cardboard protector 3-sided box...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Keepsake book, January 12, 2015
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Beautiful book, lovely to look at. Packaged extremely well; made a very beautiful gift!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!, November 8, 2014
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Looks amazing, Thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, January 3, 2015
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Ronald J. Welch (Henderson, NV USA) - See all my reviews
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Beautiful book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good, July 7, 2014
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for classic literature you'd be hard-pressed to beat it.
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