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Paradise Lost


Beauty, power, and wonder flow through the words of Milton’s Paradise Lost

Audience Grades 9-12; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge II
Accessibility Most students will require some guidance
Preparation Reading portions of the poem aloud will make it easier to understand the contents of the poem.
Ease of Use Small print; extensive end notes for further exploration
Author John Milton. Notes by John A. Himes.
Page Count 262 (465 including end notes)
Format Perfect bound; paperback
Publication Date 2015

General Description

In this epic poem, Milton imagines an extended version of the Fall and Lucifer’s journey to tempt Adam and Eve. Readers delve into Milton’s take on these “characters,” exploring the ideas of freewill, omnipotence, and human nature. In a safe place and from a Christian worldview, students analyze the thoughts and strategies of the Enemy, as well as the structure of Milton’s poetic masterpiece.