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The Essential Paradise Lost

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John Carey

Friday 13th October 15:30 - 16:30 | Northwood House

Have you read Paradise Lost? Leading literary critic and Emeritus Professor at Oxford University, John Carey, reinvigorates this 17th century classic of English literature for the modern reader in his new version of John Milton’s epic poem. Carey has distilled Paradise Lost into a sequence of vivid narratives – from the rise of Satan to the fall of Adam and Eve. Each passage from the work is introduced with Carey’s renowned insight, casting new light on Milton’s sources of inspiration and the true depth of the poem’s key protagonists.  Shortening the poem to about a third of its length, The Essential Paradise Lost retains the work’s greatest poetry with linking passages that preserve its cosmic sweep.  John Carey talks to writer and critic, Stephanie Merritt.


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