Paradise Lost by John Milton - Book Review

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By John Milton, John Leonard (Editor), John Leonard (Introduction by), John Leonard (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140424393
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

Oh how I would love to see a debate between John Milton and Dante Alighieri. The classic piece of biblical fiction written in the manner of an epic poem, Paradise Lost is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of religion, and, though less advertised, feminism. The relationship between Adam and Eve, God and Eve, and Satan and Eve speaks volumes about how the world treats women, especially within quite orthodox Christian sects. Though written over 350 years ago, Milton’s words still hit the beats today that they did so long ago and have surely passed the test of time. ~ Reviewed by Annabelle Mackson