Paradise Regained

Paradise Regained Review

In purely poetic value, Paradise Regained is little inferior to its predecessor. There may be nothing in the poem that can quite touch the first two books of Paradise Lost for magnificence; but there are several things that may fairly be set beside almost anything in the last ten. The splendid "stand at bay" of the discovered tempter -- "'Tis true I am that spirit unfortunate" -- in the first book; his rebuke of Belial in the second, and the picture of the magic banquet (it must be remembered that, though it is customary to extol Milton's asceticism, the story of his remark to his third wife, and the Lawrence and Skinner sonnets, go the other way); above all, the panoramas from the mountaintop in the third and fourth; the terrors of the night of storm; the crisis on the pinnacle of the temple -- are quite of the best Milton, which is equivalent to saying that they are of the best of one kind of poetry.

-- The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Title:Paradise Regained
Edition Language:English

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  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Paradise Regained, John MiltonParadise Regained is a poem by English poet John Milton, first published in 1671. Milton recounts and reinterprets the Biblical story of Satan Tempting Christ in Paradise...

  • m a r y l i z

    Read this for an English class this semester and actually wrote a paper on it. Rather interesting, though I admit that Milton isn't exactly My Thing. I enjoyed it for the most part, though, and it pro...

  • Robyn Blaber

    Unlike Paradise Lost, we find Milton returning with characters far less interesting in this new Christian era. Satan, once a driven and quixotic hero is reduced to the likes of a very ineffectual temp...

  • Jake

    Can I say this poem is the theological equivalent of Rocky 2 without being profane? First off, I liked Rocky 2. It was exciting and triumphant, as opposed to the original which was cerebral and bitter...

  • sch

    Book I is engaging, Books II and III have their moments, but the conclusion of Book IV is fantastic.Uses Luke's account of the Temptation, not Matthew's. Luke's sequence has always puzzled me; Milton ...

  • Ben

    Paradise Regained tells the story of Christ's triumph over Satan's temptations, as per the Gospel of Luke, and the debates between Satan and Christ read like a tennis match, or better yet a presidenti...

  • Nemo

    Milton recounts and reinterprets the Biblical story of Satan Tempting Christ in Paradise Regained, in which he lays open to criticism and derision the whole of human existence and history. There is a ...

  • Garrett Cash

    Milton's sequel to Paradise Lost was meant to be the happy conclusion after the tragic end of the predecessor, but it seems unnecessary in the wake of Michael's explanation of Christ's triumphant defe...

  • Laurel Hicks

    Milton's epic about the temptation of Christ in the wilderness is certainly easier to take in in one gasp than is his larger and better epic. (I read it all yesterday. I have been known to read Paradi...

  • Maan Kawas

    A beautiful poem, which is a sequel to Milton’s epic poem “Paradise Lost”, with focus on with the temptation of Christ as mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. Although it is a beautiful work, it is ...