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Unless the pupil can acquire it , 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 ...
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 illustrations on ...
... time was blind , but the strength of his mighty mind was unimpaired . 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
upon the ...
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. He sold his rights in the poem for a
... distances of inky blackness of Chaos toward the World , suspended from the
floor of Heaven at its gates , through which he himself , with his com peers , had
been hurled by the victorious hosts of the Almighty . ( Follow the crooked line , Fig
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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