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The Essential John Milton

John Milton

This thoughtful collection of John Milton’s finest poetry marks the quatercentenary of the poet’s birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain’s foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton’s uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This collection offers an ideal overview, including selections from Paradise Lost and the complete Paradise Regained, excerpts from other major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as sonnets and famous shorter poems such as On his blindness, plus a biography of Milton.

This thoughtful collection of John Milton’s finest poetry marks the quatercentenary of the poet’s birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain’s foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton’s uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This collection offers an ideal overview, including selections from Paradise Lost and the complete Paradise Regained, excerpts from other major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as sonnets and famous shorter poems such as On his blindness, plus a biography of Milton.
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This thoughtful collection of John Milton’s finest poetry marks the quatercentenary of the poet’s birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain’s foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton’s uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This collection offers an ideal overview, including selections from Paradise Lost and the complete Paradise Regained, excerpts from other major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as sonnets and famous shorter poems such as On his blindness, plus a biography of Milton.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi

Length:

9h 49m


Chapters

Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

04:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

06:41


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

05:33


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

05:38


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

04:23


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

07:34


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:49


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

04:46


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

05:19


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:41


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

03:05


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

05:54


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

08:40


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

06:59


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

05:06


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

01:57


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

07:25


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

03:20


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

03:39


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

06:22


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

05:33


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

03:19


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

03:12


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

02:18


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

05:35


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

07:03


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

03:50


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

05:29


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

07:07


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

04:14


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

02:38


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

03:42


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

04:16


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

07:00


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

02:37


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

04:45


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

04:45


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

06:21


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

03:19


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

00:41


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

09:09


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

05:00


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

04:00


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

07:21


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

01:54


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

07:53


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

03:49


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

04:34


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

03:57


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

04:39


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

02:54


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

03:57


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

03:13


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

03:43


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

03:36


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

03:33


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

03:21


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

03:55


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

03:41


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

03:50


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

04:37


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

04:22


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

04:02


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

03:16


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

04:13


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

04:39


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

04:18


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

03:46


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

04:29


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

04:23


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

02:40


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

04:12


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

03:45


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

04:11


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

02:58


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

03:07


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

03:54


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

03:33


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

03:18


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

03:50


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

02:10


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

05:06


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

06:47


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

07:22


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

05:25


Part 6, Chapter 4
Part 6, Chapter 4

05:08


Part 6, Chapter 5
Part 6, Chapter 5

01:59


Part 6, Chapter 6
Part 6, Chapter 6

01:07


Part 6, Chapter 7
Part 6, Chapter 7

01:18


Part 6, Chapter 8
Part 6, Chapter 8

01:06


Part 6, Chapter 9
Part 6, Chapter 9

05:53


Part 6, Chapter 10
Part 6, Chapter 10

03:33


Part 6, Chapter 11
Part 6, Chapter 11

01:14


Part 6, Chapter 12
Part 6, Chapter 12

01:08


Part 6, Chapter 13
Part 6, Chapter 13

00:56


Part 6, Chapter 14
Part 6, Chapter 14

06:29


Part 6, Chapter 15
Part 6, Chapter 15

06:49


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

00:58


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

01:41


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

01:49


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

01:32


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

01:55


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

01:31


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

01:41


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

01:14


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

01:12


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

01:14


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

02:06


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

02:12


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

00:50


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

03:52


Part 7, Chapter 1
Part 7, Chapter 1

00:49


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

07:01


Part 7, Chapter 3
Part 7, Chapter 3

06:38


Part 7, Chapter 4
Part 7, Chapter 4

06:16


Part 7, Chapter 5
Part 7, Chapter 5

05:50


Part 7, Chapter 6
Part 7, Chapter 6

00:42


Part 7, Chapter 7
Part 7, Chapter 7

05:40


Part 7, Chapter 8
Part 7, Chapter 8

06:52


Part 7, Chapter 9
Part 7, Chapter 9

07:28


Part 7, Chapter 10
Part 7, Chapter 10

00:33


Part 7, Chapter 11
Part 7, Chapter 11

07:23


Part 7, Chapter 12
Part 7, Chapter 12

05:38


Part 8, Chapter 1
Part 8, Chapter 1

08:01


Part 8, Chapter 2
Part 8, Chapter 2

07:06


Part 8, Chapter 3
Part 8, Chapter 3

07:13


Part 8, Chapter 4
Part 8, Chapter 4

07:02


Part 8, Chapter 5
Part 8, Chapter 5

07:45


Part 8, Chapter 6
Part 8, Chapter 6

07:02


Part 8, Chapter 7
Part 8, Chapter 7

08:11


Part 8, Chapter 8
Part 8, Chapter 8

07:16


Part 8, Chapter 9
Part 8, Chapter 9

07:23


Part 8, Chapter 10
Part 8, Chapter 10

06:48