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MILTON, J.: Paradise Lost (Abridged)


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MILTON, J.: Paradise Lost (Abridged)

Of Man’s First Disobedience, and the Fruit of the Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe…’ Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man’s creation, fall and redemption—to ‘justify the ways of God to men’. Milton produced characters which have become embedded in the consciousness of English literature—the frail, human pair, Adam and Eve; the terrible cohort of fallen angels; and Satan, tragic and heroic in his unremitting quest for revenge. The tale unfolds from the aftermath of the great battle between good and evil to the moving departure of Adam and Eve from Eden, with human and eternal anguish intertwined in magnificent resonance.

Disc 1

  Paradise Lost
1.   Book 1 Line 1: 'Of Man's First Disobedience And The Fruit' 00:07:51
2.   Line 128: 'O Prince, O Chief Of Many Throned Powers' 00:04:48
3.   Line 242: 'Is This The Region, This The Soil, The Clime' 00:06:38
4.   Line 375: 'All These And More Came Flocking - But With Looks' 00:05:32
5.   Line 622: 'O Myriads Of Immortal Spirits, O Powers' 00:05:35
6.   Line 722: '... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Th'ascending Pile' 00:04:20
7.   Book 2 Line 1: 'High On A Throne Of Open War, O Peers' 00:07:32
8.   Line 119: 'I Should Be Much For Open War, O Peers' 00:06:46
9.   Line 229: 'Either To Disinthrone The King Of Heav'n' 00:04:43
10.   Line 310: 'Thrones And Imperial Powers, Off - Spring Of Heav'n' 00:05:18
11.   Line 390: 'Well Have ye judg'd, Well Ended Long Debate' 00:02:39
12.   Line 430: 'O Progeny Of Heav'n, Empyreal Thrones' 00:03:02
13.   Line 506: 'The Stygian Council Thus Dissolved - And Forth' 00:05:52
14.   Line 704: 'So Spake The Griesly Terrour, And In Shape' 00:08:38

Disc 2

  Paradise Lost
1.   Line 850: 'The Key Of This Infernal Pit By Due' 00:06:59
2.   Line 968: 'T' Whom Satan Turning Boldly Thus, Ye Powers' 00:05:05
3.   Book III Paraphrase: God, Sitting On His Throne 00:01:54
4.   Book IV Line 1: 'O For That Warning Voice, Which He Who Saw' 00:07:24
5.   Line 114: 'Thus While He Spake, Each Passion Dimm'd His Face' 00:03:18
6.   Line 172: 'Now To th'ascent Of That Steep Savage Hill' 00:03:36
7.   Line 246: '... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Thus Was This Place' 00:06:20
8.   Line 358: 'O Hell! What Do Mine Eyes With Grief Behold' 00:05:30
9.   Line 440: 'To Whom Thus Eve repli'd. O Thou For Whom' 00:03:17
10.   Line 492: 'So Spake Our General Mother, And With Eyes' 00:03:09
11.   Books V - VIII Paraphrase: 'Meanwhile, Uriel, Descending' 00:02:17
12.   Book IX Line 1: 'No More Talk Of Where God Or Angel Guest' 00:05:33
13.   Line 99: 'O Earth, How Like To Heav'n, If Not Preferr'd' 00:06:58
14.   Line 194: 'And Eve First To Her Husband Thus Began.' 00:03:48
15.   Line 270: 'To Whom The Virgin Majesty Of Eve' 00:05:27
16.   Line 376: 'So Spake The Patriarch Of Mankind, But Eve' 00:07:06

Disc 3

  Paradise Lost
1.   Book IX Line 494: 'So Spake The Enemy Of Mankind, enclos'd' 00:04:13
2.   Line 567: 'To Whom The Guileful Tempter Thus repli'd' 00:02:37
3.   Line 612: 'Serpent, thy Overpraising Leaves In Doubt' 00:03:40
4.   Line 679: 'O Fairest of Creation, Last And Best' 00:04:13
5.   Line 745: 'Great Are thy Virtues, Doubtless, Best Of Fruits' 00:06:57
6.   Line 856: 'Hast Thou Not Wonder'd Adam, At My Stay' 00:02:35
7.   Line 896: 'O Fairest Of Creation, Last And Best' 00:04:43
8.   Line 960: 'So Said He, And Forbore Not Glance Or Toy' 00:04:43
9.   Line 1034: 'So Said He, And Forbore Not Glance Or Toy' 00:06:18
10.   Line 1134: 'Would Thou Hadst Heark'n'd To My Words, & Stay'd' 00:03:16
11.   Book X Paraphrase: Man's Disobedience Known' 00:00:38
12.   Line 68: 'Father Eternal, Thine Is To Decree' 00:09:07
13.   Line 229: 'Meanwhile Ere Thus Was Sinn'd & Judg'd On Earth 00:04:59
14.   Line 354: 'O Parent, These Are Thy Magnific Deeds' 00:03:56
15.   Line 460: 'Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms, Virtues, Powers 00:07:19
16.   Books XI And XII: Paraphrase: 'Meanwhile Sin And Death Rejoice 00:01:53
17.   Book XII Line 553: 'How Soon Hath Thy Prediction, Seer Blest' 00:07:51

Total Playing Time: 03:55:53

Milton, John

Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA300212

Barcode: 0730099000222

Physical Release: 08/1994

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