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... the great books that make life worth living to the trained reader will remain only far - off names to the pupil . Therefore the editor of the present volume has prepared it along the lines of guidance rather than V PREFATORY NOTE.
has prepared it along the lines of guidance rather than those of annotation . He has aimed to give only such explanation of the text as .cannot be readily found by the high school pupil with the means usually furnished him .
The student will find in Paradise Lost the lines that refer to Galileo , and he will then know how the memory of this visit must , in after years , have impressed itself ...
During this dreadful period , he had been dictating , twenty or thirty lines at a time , to any one who would write for him , his immortal poem , which was finished about the year 1665 , and published in 1667.
... suspended from the floor of Heaven at its gates , through which he himself , with his compeers , had been hurled by the victorious hosts of the Almighty . ( Follow the crooked line , Fig . 4 ; read B. II . , 629–1055 . ) ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen