Monday, December 17, 2012

Paradise Lost on Kindle

Dear Literary Purists,

Please do not hate me for posting this link.  Today (12/17/12) is offering a free copy of John Milton's Paradise Lost in Plain English.  I have wanted to read Paradise Lost for years, but have been extremely intimidated by it.  This version finally gave me the courage to get started AND I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THIS GREAT WORK OF LITERATURE.

The original text is included in short paragraphs, followed by a brief summary "in plain English".  Milton is bowling me over with the beauty and power of his prose, but I would only be understanding half of it if I couldn't occasionally look over at the paraphrase.  Highly recommended.


Heather VanTimmeren said...

I, for one, am very grateful for your links to free and worthwhile books for Kindle! Keep them coming!

Annette said...

I read this recently. I too had been intimidated by it. Really enjoyed my time reading it and then reviewing it.