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MILTON, J.: Paradise Lost (Unabridged)

Of Man’s First Disobedience, and the Fruit of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe.’ So begins 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.’ Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.



Disc 1

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player Book 1 - The Argument: This first book proposes… 00:03:20
2.   Play with flash player Book 1: Of Mans first disobedience, and the fruit… 00:04:00
3.   Play with flash player There the companions of his fall… 00:04:09
4.   Play with flash player Whereto with speedy words th’Arch - Fiend replied… 00:03:22
5.   Play with flash player Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool… 00:03:34
6.   Play with flash player He scarce had ceased when the superior Fiend… 00:05:22
7.   Play with flash player The chief were those who, from the pit of Hell… 00:04:11
8.   Play with flash player Next came one Who mourned in earnest… 00:03:41
9.   Play with flash player All these and more came flocking… 00:03:43
10.   Play with flash player Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess… 00:05:07
11.   Play with flash player There stood a hill not far, whose grisly top… 00:04:26
12.   Play with flash player Meanwhile the winged Heralds, by command… 00:02:43
13.   Play with flash player Book 2 - The Argument: The Consultation begun… 00:02:11
14.   Play with flash player Book 2: High on a throne of royal state… 00:05:48
15.   Play with flash player He ended frowning, and his look denounced… 00:04:39
16.   Play with flash player War, therefore, open or concealed, alike… 00:02:25
17.   Play with flash player Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason’s garb… 00:03:06
18.   Play with flash player He scarce had finished, when such murmur filled… 00:05:22


Disc 2

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player Thus Beelzebub Pleaded his devilish counsel… 00:02:18
2.   Play with flash player This said, he sat; and expectation held… 00:04:51
3.   Play with flash player The Stygian council thus dissolved; and forth… 00:04:34
4.   Play with flash player Beyond this flood a frozen continent… 00:02:36
5.   Play with flash player Meanwhile the Adversary of God and Man… 00:04:08
6.   Play with flash player So spake the grisly Terror, and in shape… 00:05:55
7.   Play with flash player She finished: and the subtle Fiend his lore Soon learned… 00:03:14
8.   Play with flash player Thus saying, from her side the fatal key… 00:05:53
9.   Play with flash player T’ whom Satan, turning boldly, thus: – Ye Powers… 00:05:24
10.   Play with flash player Book 3 - The Argument: God sitting on his Throne… 00:03:08
11.   Play with flash player Book 3: Hail, holy Light, offspring of Heaven firstborn… 00:04:48
12.   Play with flash player Only begotten Son, seest thou what rage… 00:04:00
13.   Play with flash player O Father, gracious was that word which clos'd… 00:05:15
14.   Play with flash player Father, thy word is past, Man shall find grace… 00:03:28
15.   Play with flash player Thou, therefore, whom thou only canst redeem… 00:03:42
16.   Play with flash player No sooner had the Almighty ceased, but all… 00:03:54
17.   Play with flash player Mean while upon the firm opacous globe… 00:04:58


Disc 3

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player All this dark globe the Fiend found as he passed… 00:04:47
2.   Play with flash player There lands the Fiend, a spot like which perhaps… 00:03:52
3.   Play with flash player Uriel, for thou of those seven Spirits that stand… 00:05:25
4.   Play with flash player Book 4 - The Argument: Satan now in prospect of Eden... 00:03:00
5.   Play with flash player Book 4: O, for that warning voice, which he, who saw… 00:05:12
6.   Play with flash player But say I could repent, and could obtain… 00:04:24
7.   Play with flash player Now to the ascent of that steep savage hill… 00:05:20
8.   Play with flash player Not that fair field Of Enna where Proserpine gathering… 00:05:02
9.   Play with flash player O Hell! What do mine eyes with grief behold! 00:05:07
10.   Play with flash player To whom thus Eve replied. O thou for whom… 00:03:11
11.   Play with flash player So spake our general mother, and with eyes… 00:03:01
12.   Play with flash player So saying, his proud step he scornful turned… 00:03:26
13.   Play with flash player Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray… 00:05:09
14.   Play with flash player Thus talking, hand in hand alone they passed… 00:04:51
15.   Play with flash player These, lulled by nightingales, embracing slept… 00:05:09
16.   Play with flash player The Fiend replied not, overcome with rage… 00:05:03
17.   Play with flash player To whom the warrior Angel soon replied 00:04:43


Disc 4

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player Book 5 - The Argument: Morning approacht, Eve relates to Adam… 00:02:08
2.   Play with flash player Book 5: Now Morn, her rosy steps in the eastern clime… 00:05:25
3.   Play with flash player Thus Eve her night Related, and thus Adam answered sad 00:03:20
4.   Play with flash player These are thy glorious works, Parent of good… 00:03:13
5.   Play with flash player On to their morning's rural work they haste… 00:04:51
6.   Play with flash player Him through the spicy forest onward come… 00:04:59
7.   Play with flash player Hail, Mother of Mankind, whose fruitful womb… 00:04:28
8.   Play with flash player O Adam, One Almighty, is, from whom… 00:05:18
9.   Play with flash player High matter thou enjoinest me, O prime of men… 00:04:25
10.   Play with flash player Now when ambrosial night with clouds exhaled… 00:03:57
11.   Play with flash player Mean while the Eternal eye, whose sight discerns… 00:03:14
12.   Play with flash player Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms, Virtues, Powers… 00:04:11
13.   Play with flash player So spake the fervent Angel; but his zeal… 00:03:33
14.   Play with flash player Book 6 - The Argument: Raphael continues to relate… 00:02:05
15.   Play with flash player Book 6: All night the dreadless Angel, unpursued… 00:03:05
16.   Play with flash player So spake the Sovran Voice, and clouds began… 00:03:44
17.   Play with flash player So pondering, and from his armed peers… 00:04:29
18.   Play with flash player Now storming fury rose… 00:03:49
19.   Play with flash player So spake the Prince of Angels; to whom thus… 00:04:30


Disc 5

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player Mean while in other parts like deeds deserved… 00:05:34
2.   Play with flash player He sat; and in the assembly next upstood… 00:04:26
3.   Play with flash player Now when fair morn orient in Heaven appeared… 00:04:33
4.   Play with flash player Satan beheld their plight… 00:04:00
5.   Play with flash player Effulgence of my glory, Son beloved… 00:03:48
6.   Play with flash player So said he, o’er his scepter bowing, rose… 00:04:20
7.   Play with flash player So spake the son and into terrour changed… 00:05:44
8.   Play with flash player Book 7 - The Argument: Raphael at the request of Adam… 00:01:25
9.   Play with flash player Book 7: Descend from Heaven, Urania, by that name… 00:03:42
10.   Play with flash player Great things, and full of wonder in our ears… 00:03:28
11.   Play with flash player At least our envious Foe hath failed, who thought… 00:04:33
12.   Play with flash player Then staid the fervid wheels, and in his hand… 00:04:39
13.   Play with flash player He scarce had said, when the bare Earth, till then… 00:03:56
14.   Play with flash player And God said, Let the waters generate… 00:03:26
15.   Play with flash player The sixth, and of creation last arose… 00:05:37
16.   Play with flash player Here finished he, and all that he had made… 00:05:25


Disc 6

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player Book 8 - The Argument: Adam inquires concerning celestial Motions… 00:01:25
2.   Play with flash player Book 8: The Angel ended, and in Adam’s ear… 00:03:40
3.   Play with flash player And Raphael now to Adam’s doubt proposed… 00:05:10
4.   Play with flash player But whether thus these things, or whether not… 00:05:17
5.   Play with flash player For Man to tell how human life began… 00:04:56
6.   Play with flash player Sternly he pronounced The rigid interdiction… 00:04:20
7.   Play with flash player He ceased; I lowly answered. To attain… 00:04:59
8.   Play with flash player She heard me thus; and though divinely brought… 00:05:29
9.   Play with flash player To whom thus, half abashed, Adam replied 00:03:41
10.   Play with flash player Book 9 - The Argument: Satan having compast the Earth… 00:02:57
11.   Play with flash player Book 9: No more of talk where God or Angel guest… 00:05:15
12.   Play with flash player More justly, seat worthier of Gods, as built… 00:05:26
13.   Play with flash player Now, when as sacred light began to dawn… 00:04:20
14.   Play with flash player Offspring of Heaven and Earth, and all Earth’s Lord! 00:03:50
15.   Play with flash player To whom thus Adam fervently replied 00:04:34
16.   Play with flash player For now, and since first break of dawn, the Fiend… 00:05:18


Disc 7

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player So spake the enemy of mankind, enclosed… 00:03:32
2.   Play with flash player So glozed the Tempter and his proem tuned… 00:04:49
3.   Play with flash player Lead then, said Eve. He, leading, swiftly rolled… 00:04:14
4.   Play with flash player Of good, how just of evil, if what is evil… 00:02:55
5.   Play with flash player He ended; and his words replete with guile… 00:03:22
6.   Play with flash player Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her seat… 00:03:57
7.   Play with flash player To him she hasted; in her face excuse… 00:03:53
8.   Play with flash player Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve… 00:05:28
9.   Play with flash player Eve, now I see thou art exact of taste… 00:04:46
10.   Play with flash player So counselled he, and both together went… 00:05:03
11.   Play with flash player Book 10 - The Argument: Mans transgression known… 00:03:16
12.   Play with flash player Book 10: Mean while the heinous and despiteful act… 00:04:40
13.   Play with flash player Thus saying, from his radiant seat he rose… 00:04:41
14.   Play with flash player Which when the Lord God heard, without delay… 00:03:40
15.   Play with flash player Mean while, ere thus was sinned and judged on Earth… 00:04:17
16.   Play with flash player So, if great things to small may be compared… 00:06:11


Disc 8

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player So saying he dismissed them; they with speed… 00:05:47
2.   Play with flash player So having said, a while he stood, expecting… 00:04:40
3.   Play with flash player Mean while in Paradise the hellish pair… 00:03:40
4.   Play with flash player Such was their song… 00:03:41
5.   Play with flash player O miserable of happy! Is this the end… 00:03:22
6.   Play with flash player Yet one doubt Pursues me still, lest all I cannot die… 00:03:51
7.   Play with flash player Thus Adam to himself lamented loud… 00:03:41
8.   Play with flash player Forsake me not thus, Adam! witness Heaven… 00:05:36
9.   Play with flash player But Adam, with such counsel nothing swayed… 00:05:04
10.   Play with flash player Book 11 - The Argument: The Son of God presents to his Father… 00:01:38
11.   Play with flash player Book 11: Thus they, in lowliest plight, repentant stood… 00:04:55
12.   Play with flash player O Sons, like one of us Man is become… 00:05:31
13.   Play with flash player So spake, so wished much humbled Eve; but Fate… 00:05:02
14.   Play with flash player O unexpected stroke, worse than of Death! 00:04:35
15.   Play with flash player But this pre - eminence thou hast lost, brought down… 00:04:14
16.   Play with flash player But him the gentle Angel by the hand… 00:03:39


Disc 9

  Paradise Lost
1.   Play with flash player Immediately a place Before his eyes appeared… 00:05:04
2.   Play with flash player He looked, and saw a spacious plain whereon… 00:04:47
3.   Play with flash player He looked, and saw wide territory spread… 00:04:26
4.   Play with flash player He looked, and saw the face of things quite changed… 00:04:34
5.   Play with flash player To whom thus Michael 00:03:41
6.   Play with flash player The ark no more now floats, but seems on ground… 00:03:14
7.   Play with flash player Book 12 - The Argument: The Angel Michael continues from the flood… 00:01:42
8.   Play with flash player Book 12: As one who in his journey bates at noon… 00:04:24
9.   Play with flash player To whom thus Michael 00:05:03
10.   Play with flash player But first the lawless tyrant who denies… 00:05:29
11.   Play with flash player Here Adam interposed. O sent from Heaven… 00:04:16
12.   Play with flash player There in captivity he lets them dwell… 00:03:59
13.   Play with flash player For this he shall live hated, be blasphemed… 00:03:14
14.   Play with flash player So spake the Arch - Angel Michael; then paused… 00:04:56
15.   Play with flash player How soon hath thy prediction, Seer blest… 00:06:31
16.   Play with flash player [Music] Jenkins: Fantasia in E Minor 00:04:08

Total Playing Time: 10:41:02






Author(s):
Milton, John

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA935012

Barcode: 9789626343500

Release Date: 11/2005

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