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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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

Total Playing Time: 03:55:53






Author(s):
Milton, John

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA300212

Barcode: 0730099000222

Release Date: 08/1994

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