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  • The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Milton contains selections from Milton's work, including sonnets, occasional poems, portions of Comus, Samson Agonistes, as well as Books I--XII of Paradise Lost.

  • Satan is out for revenge. His rebellion has failed, he has been cast out from heaven and is doomed to spend eternity in hell. Somehow he must find a way to prove his power and wound his enemies. He fixes upon God's beloved new creations, Adam and Eve, as the vehicles of his vengeance. In this dramatic and influential epic, Milton tells the story of the serpent and the apple, the fall of man and the exile from paradise in stunningly vivid and powerful verse.

  • The poems of John Milton (1608-74) have inspired readers for generations and the selection in this new edition spans his entire career, from his earliest works to the magnificent epics of his later life. The devotional 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', his first great poem, anticipates the probing religious questions of Paradise Lost. Works such as 'L'Allegro' and 'Il Penseroso' consider divisions of loyalties, while 'A Masque' ('Comus') explores Milton's great theme of temptation, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas' contemplates mortality and the meaning of human life. This volume includes considerable selections from Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained - Milton's late epics on the Fall of Man and Christ's temptation in the wilderness - and the complete Samson Agonistes, in which the great hero undergoes a profound crisis of faith in his final hours.

  • Este ebook presenta "El Paraíso Perdido (texto completo, con índice activo)" con un sumario dinámico y detallado.

    El Paraiso Perdido (Paradise Lost) de John Milton es un poema epico, publicado en 1667. Cuenta la historia de la rebelión de Satanás contra Dios, su expulsión del cielo junto con el resto de los ángeles rebeldes, y la forma en que tentó a Adán y Eva a comer del fruto prohibido y la caída de la gracia. Fundamentalmente trata el tema del problema del mal y el sufrimiento del hombre, con el fin de responder a una simple pregunta: ¿Cómo un Dios bueno y todo poderoso decide como, cuando y donde le seria más facil evitar estos problemas?

    John Milton (1608-1674), poeta y ensayista singular, políglota y de esmerada educación clásica, es uno de los más grandes escritores en lengua inglesa. Vivió uno de los periodos más convulsos de la historia de Inglaterra: la Guerra Civil, la República de Cromwell y la restauración monárquica, todo ello en las décadas centrales del siglo XVII.

  • Vanity, Vitality, and Virility is a fascinating portrait gallery of chemicals involved in our everyday life, from Viagra and selenium to whispering asphalt, nappies, and chewing gum. While it will not advise you what to do if you want to improve your looks, your health, your peace of mind or your sex life, it explains the science behind many of the products that claim to be able to do just that. Lift the lid on the secrets behind products we use every day with renowned science communicator John Emsley, author of The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide, Molecules at an Exhibition, and Nature's Building Blocks. - ;Vanity, Vitality, and Virility is a fascinating portrait gallery of chemicals involved in our everyday life, from Viagra and selenium to whispering asphalt, nappies, and chewing gum. While it will not advise you what to do if you want to improve your looks, your health, your peace of mind or your sex life, it explains the science behind many of the products that claim to be able to do just that.

    Chemistry is too often associated with poisonous gases and strange bubbling solutions, yet it is all around us, and inside us too. Renowned science communicator John Emsley lifts the lid on the secrets inside the products we use every day. -

  • John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist. Today he is remembered first and foremost for his poetry, but his great epic Paradise Lost was published very late in his life, in 1667, and in his own time most readers more readily recognised Milton as a writer of prose. This superbly annotated new book is an authoritative edition of Milton's major prose works, including Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and the Divorce tracts, as well as the famous 1644 polemical tract on the opposing licensing and censorship, Areopagitica.

  • Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon John Miltons Paradise Lost, an epic poem on the clash between God and his fallen angel, Satan, is a profound meditation on fate, free will, and divinity, and one of the most beautiful works in world literature. Extracted from the Modern Librarys highly acclaimed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this edition reflects up-to-date scholarship and includes a substantial Introduction, fresh commentary, and other features--annotations on Miltons classical allusions, a chronology of the writers life, clean page layouts, and an index--that make it the definitive twenty-first-century presentation of John Miltons timeless signature work.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • BnF collection ebooks - "Ce premier livre expose d'abord brièvement tout le sujet, la désobéissance de l'homme, et d'après cela la perte du Paradis, où l'homme était placé."BnF collection ebooks a pour vocation de faire découvrir en version numérique des textes classiques essentiels dans leur édition la plus remarquable, des perles méconnues de la littérature ou des auteurs souvent injustement oubliés. Tous les genres y sont représentés : morceaux choisis de la littérature, y compris romans policiers, romans noirs mais aussi livres d'histoire, récits de voyage, portraits et mémoires ou sélections pour la jeunesse.

  • Le Paradis perdu
    John Milton
    Traduit par Chateaubriand, illustré par Gustave Doré
    Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire.
    Le Paradis perdu (Paradise Lost en anglais) est un poème épique écrit par le poète anglais John Milton en 1667.
    Satan, l'ange déchu, vient d'être vaincu par les armées divines. Avec son armée, il s'apprête à relancer une attaque contre le Ciel lorsqu'il entend parler d'une prophétie : une nouvelle espèce de créatures doit être formée par le Ciel. Il décide alors de partir seul en expédition. Sorti de l'enfer, il s'aventure dans le paradis, et trouve le nouveau monde. Après avoir facilement dupé un ange en changeant d'apparence, il s'introduit dans le paradis et découvre Adam et Ève. Dieu l'apprend, mais décide de ne rien faire : il a créé l'homme libre, et lui accordera sa grâce quoi qu'il arrive...
    Vers célèbre (Milton/Chateaubriand) : « Mieux vaut régner en enfer que servir au paradis »
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  • Néerlandais Het verloren paradijs

    John Milton

    In Het verloren paradijs geeft John Milton een diep menselijke versie van het verhaal van de zondeval in de vorm van een lang episch gedicht. Een charismatische Lucifer verleidt een kwetsbare Adam en Eva in de vorm van een slang en zo wordt de mens uit het paradijs verdreven. In Miltons versie van dit klassieke verhaal krijgt vooral de rol van gehoorzaamheid en autoriteit de aandacht.

  • « La première désobéissance de l'homme et le fruit de cet arbre défendu dont le mortel goût apporta la mort dans ce monde, et tous nos malheurs, avec la perte d'Éden, jusqu'à ce qu'un Homme plus grand nous rétablît et reconquît le séjour bienheureux, chante, Muse céleste ! Sur le sommet secret d'Oreb et de Sinaï tu inspiras le berger qui le premier apprit à la race choisie comment, dans le commencement, le Ciel et la Terre sortirent du chaos. Ou si la colline de Sion, le ruisseau de Siloé, qui coulait rapidement près de l'oracle de Dieu, te plaisent davantage, là j'invoque ton aide pour mon chant aventureux : ce n'est pas d'un vol tempéré qu'il veut prendre l'essor au-dessus des monts d'Aonie, tandis qu'il poursuit des choses qui n'ont encore été tentées ni en prose ni en vers.
    Et toi, ô Esprit ! qui préfères a tous les temples un coeur droit et pur, instruis-moi, car tu sais ! Toi, au premier instant tu étais présent : avec tes puissantes ailes éployées, comme une colombe tu couvas l'immense abîme et tu le rendis fécond. Illumine en moi ce qui est obscur, élève et soutiens ce qui est abaissé, afin que de la hauteur de ce grand argument je puisse affirmer l'éternelle Providence, et justifier les voies de Dieu aux hommes.
    Dis d'abord, car ni le Ciel ni la profonde étendue de l'Enfer ne dérobent rien à ta vue, dis quelle cause, dans leur état heureux si favorisé du Ciel, poussa nos premiers parents à se séparer de leur Créateur, à transgresser sa volonté pour une seule restriction, souverains qu'ils étaient du reste du monde. Qui les entraîna à cette honteuse révolte ? L'infernal Serpent. Ce fut lui dont la malice, animée d'envie et de vengeance, trompa la mère du genre humain : son orgueil l'avait précipité du Ciel avec son armée d'anges rebelles, par le secours desquels, aspirant à monter en gloire au-dessus de ses pairs il se flatta d'égaler le Très-Haut, si le Très-Haut s'opposait à lui. Plein de cet ambitieux projet contre le trône et la monarchie de Dieu, il alluma au ciel une guerre impie et un combat téméraire, dans une attente vaine. »
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  • John Milton Prose

    John Milton

    Regarded by many as the equal of Shakespeare in poetic imagination and expression, Milton was also a prolific writer of prose, applying his potent genius to major issues of domestic, religious and political liberty. This superbly annotated new publication is the most authoritative single-volume anthology yet of Milton's major prose works. Uses Milton's original language, spelling and punctuationFreshly and extensively annotatedNotes provide unrivalled contextual analysis as well as illuminating the wealth of Milton's allusions and referencesWill appeal to a general readership as well as to scholars across the humanities

  • John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. His early poems include the devotional 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Comus', a masque, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas'. After Cromwell's death and the dashing of Milton's political hopes, he began composing Paradise Lost, which reflects his profound understanding of politics and power. Written when Milton was at the height of his abilities, this great masterpiece fuses the Christian with the classical in its description of the fall of Man. In Samson Agonistes, Milton's last work, the poet draws a parallel with his own life in the hero's struggle to renew his faith in God.

  • The first major biography of Americayes'>#8217;s twentyeighth president in nearly two decades, from one of Americayes'>#8217;s foremost Woodrow Wilson scholars.A Democrat who reclaimed the White House after sixteen years of Republican administrations, Wilson was a transformative presidentyes'>#8212;he helped create the regulatory bodies and legislation that prefigured FDRyes'>#8217;s New Deal and would prove central to governance through the early twentyfirst century, including the Federal Reserve system and the Clayton Antitrust Act; he guided the nation through World War I; and, although his advocacy in favor of joining the League of Nations proved unsuccessful, he nonetheless established a new way of thinking about international relations that would carry America into the United Nations era. Yet Wilson also steadfastly resisted progress for civil rights, while his attorney general launched an aggressive attack on civil liberties.Even as he reminds us of the foundational scope of Wilsonyes'>#8217;s domestic policy achievements, John Milton Cooper, Jr., reshapes our understanding of the man himself: his Wilson is warm and graciousyes'>#8212;not at all the dour puritan of popular imagination. As the president of Princeton, his encounters with the often rancorous battles of academe prepared him for state and national politics. Just two years after he was elected governor of New Jersey, Wilson, now a leader in the progressive movement, won the Democratic presiential nomination and went on to defeat Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft in one of the twentieth centuryyes'>#8217;s most memorable presidential elections. Ever the professor, Wilson relied on the strength of his intellectual convictions and the power of reason to win over the American people.John Milton Cooper, Jr., gives us a vigorous, lasting record of Wilsonyes'>#8217;s life and achievements. This is a long overdue, revelatory portrait of one of our most important presidentsyes'>#8212;particularly resonant now, as another president seeks to change the way government relates to the people and regulates the economy.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. FallonJohn Milton’s Paradise Lost, an epic poem on the clash between God and his fallen angel, Satan, is a profound meditation on fate, free will, and divinity, and one of the most beautiful works in world literature. Extracted from the Modern Library’s highly acclaimed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this edition reflects uptodate scholarship and includes a substantial Introduction, fresh commentary, and other featuresyes'>mdash;annotations on Milton’s classical allusions, a chronology of the writer’s life, clean page layouts, and an indexyes'>mdash;that make it the definitive twentyfirstcentury presentation of John Milton’s timeless signature work.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon Derived from the Modern Librarys esteemed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this new volume, extensively revised and updated by its editors, contains Miltons two late masterpieces, the brief epic Paradise Regained and the tragic drama Samson Agonistes. Age after age, these works have inspired new controversy and exciting interpretive debates. With expert commentary to guide the reader through historical contexts and verbal details, as well as the larger political and philosophical implications, the concerns of these canonical pieces live once again for todays audiences. The volume also contains Miltons complete shorter poems, which include such major achievements as Lycidas, A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634, LAllegro, and Il Penseroso, and the authors twenty-four influential sonnets. Thoughtfully edited and carefully designed, this is an essential publication of Miltons classic poetry.
    Praise for The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton For generations of readers Milton has been the measure of both eloquence and nobility of mind. For the next generation, this new Modern Library volume will be the standard. It brings Milton, as a poet and a thinker, vividly alive before us.--Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States A superb edition of the great poet, with modernized spelling, lucid introductions to each work, illuminating footnotes, and fresh prose translations in Latin, Greek, and Italian. This will surely be the edition of choice for teachers, students, and general readers too.--Leo Damrosch, Harvard University

  • John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. This is a new selection of his poems, edited and introduced by Claire Tomalin.

  • Jerome Stevens makes people laugh for a living. Or he tries to. The stand-up circuit is a world of extremes where money talks, agents slither and hecklers throw mince pies. It';s hard to balance the demands of touring with family life - especially when Jerome is a star everywhere except his own home and his seven-year-old son is his biggest critic. Follow Jerome as he moves from the blind terror of a first open spot to being hounded out of Wales by an angry mob of brewery staff. As he chases the elusive beast that is laughter, meet violent bouncers, paranoid celebrities and humourless producers all competing to milk the comedy cash-cow. But exactly who is having the last laugh when he finds himself thrown into a Chinese prison? Fizzing with the one-liners and surreal humour for which Milton Jones is famous, this is an authentic, hilarious story of the life of a stand-up comedian, written by the real deal.

  • Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer. Culled from Modern Librarys definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new volume, now includes selections from Miltons Commonplace Book and the complete text of The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates in addition to Miltons letters, pamphlets, political tracts, and essays. Milton tackles diverse subjects and takes controversial positions, including notorious defenses of divorce and protests against censorship. With expert analysis, a chronology of the authors life, clean layouts, and a comprehensive index, The Essential Prose of John Milton is an invaluable keepsake--a book bound to be a revelation for all readers of this monumental author.
    Meticulously edited, full of tactful annotations that set the stage for his work and his times, and bringing Milton, as a poet and a thinker, vividly alive before us.--Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States

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