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Paradise Lost: With bonus material from The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper [Kindle Edition]

John Milton
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This free e-book edition of John Milton’s Paradise Lost contains bonus materials by internationally acclaimed bestselling author Andrew Pyper, including

· EXCLUSIVE extended excerpt of The Demonologist (on sale March 5, 2013, in development with Robert Zemeckis and Universal Pictures)
· “Paradise Re-Read: An Essay”
· Q&A with Andrew Pyper
· “Demons of the World: A Selection”

A chilling and spellbinding literary horror story, The Demonologist follows Columbia professor David Ullman’s modern-day descent into hell. When his daughter, Tess, disappears, Professor Ullman—a lifelong skeptic—finds that he must suspend his disbelief and use his knowledge of demonic mythology, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, to rescue her from the Underworld.

Editorial Reviews


Pullman sagely advises the uninitiated to put sound before sense, allowing the power of Milton's music to work its magic. --Wall Street Journal


"Barbara Lewalski is the doyenne of the community of Milton scholars, but she also remains committed to the enterprise of teaching. In this exemplary edition of Paradise Lost both qualities are in evidence: the text is scrupulous and the scholarship rigorous, but both the introduction and the notes are accommodated to the needs of students who will be coming to the poem for the first time. This is an edition that will please students and professors alike, and its sheer quality is a tribute to Barbara Lewalski's passion to provide readers with all the help they need to understand the greatest of all English poems."
–Gordon Campbell, University of Leicester

"Teachers and scholars will welcome Barbara Lewalski’s Blackwell edition of Paradise Lost, one not only informed by the erudition of a prominent and highly respected Miltonist but advantaged by her sound decision to reproduce the original language, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and italics of the 1674 text."
–Edward Jones, Editor, Milton Quarterly

"For the student or general reader, looking for an old-spelling edition that is faithful to the original punctuation, this edition has much to recommend it. Its annotation is crisp, purposeful and well-judged."
–Thomas N. Corns, University of Wales, Bangor

"A superb teaching text. Lewalski’s edition respects Milton’s original poem and offers supremely clear introductions, bibliography and special material to guide the student reader and educated lay person alike to new discoveries in a work that, quite simply, has it all: good, evil, God, Satan, humans, angels, love, despair, war, politics, sex, duty, and sublime poetry—set in a cosmic landscape that inspires wonder and seduces new readers in every generation."
Sharon Achinstein, Oxford University

Product Details

  • File Size: 4575 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148279084X
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (December 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009G3T4Y0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,902 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars good book, horrible spelling June 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I made it to the middle of book two before I decided I would go to the library Monday and check this book out. The epic was very good so far, it's just that the kindle free edition is filled with a ridiculous amount of typos. I understand that lots of words were spelled differently back in the day, but this edition is riddled with obvious typos.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle e-book is a mediocre reading experience February 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This review focuses on the Kindle reading experience of this e-book, rather than on the literary merits of Milton's epic poem.

The Kindle experience is fairly mediocre.

The book is out of copyright and has been roughly scanned. The poor (non-existent?) post-scan editing of the e-book means it has plenty of typographical and formatting errors.

There is little point in offering very cheap classics if the quality is poor - as it is with every one of the cheap classics I have bought from Amazon (see all my reviews).

The poem is full of classical and biblical allusions. Some can be looked up in the kindle dictionary with one click, but most cannot. It would be a great help if the kindle came with an encyclopedia as well as a dictionary. Wikipedia is no substitute.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant December 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First of all, this book is not easy to read but it IS worth the time and effort. Because it is actually a poem written as a book, there is difficulty reading it. Also, the language of Milton's time is quite different from our modern-day language. But if you can overcome these problems, you will find a brilliantly written poem/story that will keep you mesmerized especially if you know the general background of the story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic January 21, 2014
By liz
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love this version, it was so in depth and the closest to the original one that I've found.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Read It, but... February 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I now can say I have read this Classic book. I also can say that it just was not for me. I would like to have a teacher explain as I read because of when and how it was written is above my ability. It was only at the point of Eve eating the apple that I understood what was going. This is not a book for everyone just for enjoyment. Thank You Amazon for offering this book Free to be used on my Kindle Fire.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally got to read it February 10, 2014
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I have heard of Paradise lost all the time. But I never got a chance to read it. I have to say its a lot better then what people said about it. Its really a great book and I think ever one who studies religion or is a religous person should read it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic January 13, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Once you start reading this classic you won't want to stop. Excellent and Very intense. This is a must read. Great price and shipping was prompt. Book was brand new as advertised.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Free Classic! November 21, 2013
By ACoss72
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's a classic... and it's free! Although some of the language is difficult to navigate, the main gist of this epic poem still shines through.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars i will read it.
will read it when time permits
Published 5 days ago by J. Rasco
4.0 out of 5 stars Marketing Ploy by Publisher
Really enjoyed reading this epic poem. I found it easier to understand as an adult reading the whole thing than the pieces of it that was read to me by my high school English... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Amanda, RN
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of My Favorites...
I read this in college many years ago, and it is very good. I love it and it also inspired Nick Cave to write some good songs, so you know it is good, just check it out, you won't... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Wes Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product,
Excellent product, I would buy this product again an I will recommend it, very useful, variable, and can be place anywhere.
Published 1 month ago by Rick
3.0 out of 5 stars Not all 400 year old literature ages well.
The problems with this book are part formatting, part source material. The fomatting is the worst part. Read more
Published 1 month ago by James B.
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor edition
This is not an acceptable edition for the Kindle. You will find reading this format very difficult. I am not sure why this was put into Kindle format in this way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Charles J. Budde
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough
First read was in high school and I didn't know I needed a general knowledge of Greek mythology to get references in this book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Goddess Shadow
3.0 out of 5 stars In the begining
The book started off very interesting. However when it came down to reading the actual poem or what ever you call it I lost interest. Could not quite finish it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cookie
5.0 out of 5 stars hard work, but worth it.
I had a hard time understanding it, but once I got into his language, it was very meaningful and enlightening.
Published 2 months ago by Donald B. Anderson (author)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Enjoy owning my own copy Would recommend others if they don't own their own great copy of this fine poem.
Published 3 months ago by Harriett Randall
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