Paradise Lost

John MILTON (1608 - 1674)

Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona)

This is a recording of the text of Milton’s first edition of 1667, which had ten books, unlike the second edition (1674) which was redivided into twelve books in the manner of Virgil’s Aeneid. See Wikipedia entry.

Genre(s): Poetry, *Non-fiction, Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book One, Part 1 Owen
00:25:15
Play 02 Book One, Part 2 J A Carter
00:25:48
Play 03 Book Two, Part 1 Kirsten Ferreri
00:24:04
Play 04 Book Two, Part 2 Cori Samuel
00:29:17
Play 05 Book Three, Part 1 Greg Bryant
00:19:08
Play 06 Book Three, Part 2 Greg Bryant
00:21:13
Play 07 Book Four, Part 1 Catharine Eastman
00:32:25
Play 08 Book Four, Part 2 Cori Samuel
00:29:58
Play 09 Book Five, Part 1 Clayton J. Smith
00:21:54
Play 10 Book Five, Part 2 J A Carter
00:25:00
Play 11 Book Six, Part 1 Rosalind Wills
00:19:24
Play 12 Book Six, Part 2 Eric Ray
00:27:53
Play 13 Book Seven, Part 1 Onjana Yawnghwe
00:37:26
Play 14 Book Seven, Part 2 hefyd
00:36:24
Play 15 Book Eight, Part 1 Greg Bryant
00:26:39
Play 16 Book Eight, Part 2 Greg Bryant
00:35:38
Play 17 Book Nine, Part 1 hefyd
00:32:35
Play 18 Book Nine, Part 2 hefyd
00:28:19
Play 19 Book Ten, Part 1 Kurt Wong
00:37:28
Play 20 Book Ten, Part 2 J A Carter
00:45:28