"Paradise Lost". In addition to its imaginative use of language, the poem features a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the rebel angel who frequently outshines his moral superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the devil makes evil appear good, just as satanic practices may seem attractive at first glance. "Paradise Lost" has exercised enormous influence on generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" and J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".
Quoted in The Mortal Instruments
First of all; Who makes a ten year old read this???
Second of all; definitely recommendable (if I knew anyone who reads and has the same religious beliefs) I Do like hearing it in The Mortal Instruments series and knowing what it’s talking about though
This version was obviously made with an OCR program and not edited. The other free version with the beige cover is the Gutenberg Project version.
Paradise Lost by John Milton.
Amazing how much influenced this fiction has on intellectual people so much that they believe it to be true and dwell on it, when is not a biblical fact.