John Milton

Paradise Lost


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Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Ho…

Paradise Lost (version 2)


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As Vergil had surpassed Homer by adapting the epic form to celebrate the origin of the author’s nation, Milton developed it yet further to r…

Paradise Regained


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Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more…

Adam and Eve


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Adam and Eve (From “Paradise Lost,” Fourth Book) by John Milton. This was the Weekly Poetry p…

Areopagitica


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A prose tract or polemic by John Milton, published November 23, 1644, at the height of the English Civil War... Milton, though a supporter o…

Paradise Regain'd (version 2)


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Having been publicly acknowledged as God's "beloved Son," Jesus retires to the desert to meditate upon what it means to be the Mes…

Samson Agonistes


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“The Sun to me is darkAnd silent as the Moon,When she deserts the nightHid in her vacant interlunar cave.”Milton composes his last extended …

Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection


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A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selec…

Areopagitica (Version 2)


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The noblest and most extensive defense of freedom of the press in English. Although Milton was sufficiently practical to serve as a censor o…

Le Paradis perdu (Poème)


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Le Paradis perdu (1667) de John Milton (1608-1674), écrit après que le poète eut perdu la vue en 1652 (voir le d&eacut…

Short Poetry Collection 094


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This is a collection of poems recorded by LibriVox volunteers for the month of January 2011.

Short Poetry Collection 139


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This is a collection of 24 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2014.

Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection


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This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Chr…

Long Poems Collection 006


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LibriVox’s Long Poems Collection 006: a collection of 17 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.

Short Poetry Collection 121


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2013.

Short Poetry Collection 097


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2011.

On the Late Massacre in the Piedmont


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On the Late Massacre in the Piedmont was written by John Milton in 1655. It was the weekly poem for the week of Feb 21-Feb 28, 2016. - Summa…

Short Poetry Collection 162


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This is a collection of 28 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 111


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 064


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 064: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

Poetic Trios


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We selected some of our favourite poets for this collection, including Dante, Fitzgerald, Keats, Barrett Browning, Lear, Carroll, Milton, Mo…

Short Poetry Collection 156


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2016.

Sur la liberté de la presse


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Le titre complet de ce pamphlet, publié en 1644, est Aréopagitique : Discours de M. John Milton pour la liberté de la p…

Rainbow Gold: Poems Old and New Selected for Boys and Girls


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This collection of poems, selected by Sara Teasdale, a talented poet in her own right, is made to appeal to children, both girls and boys. T…