Paradise Lost [Reading]

By John Milton.

Ian McDiarmid reads an extract, with an introduction from Philip Pullman.

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011st Book20050926

By John Milton.

Ian McDiarmid reads an extract, with an introduction from Philip Pullman.We meet Satan and the Rebel Angels as they are vanquished on the burning lake in Hell and hear of their determined resolution to fight back.

022nd Book20050927

The Rebel Angels debate their course of action and decide to take their revenge on God by seducing the new race called Man to their party.

A cunning Satan volunteers for the task.

034th Book20050928

We have our first glimpse of the happy innocence of Adam and Eve, the newly created beings Satan has travelled all this way to tempt and seduce.

047th Book20050929

The Angel Raphael describes to Adam and Eve the creation of the luscious earth and all its creatures.

05 LAST9th Book20050930

Perhaps the greatest literary seduction scene? Satan's temptation of Eve and her first taste of the forbidden fruit.