Paradise Lost by John Milton

Paradise Lost

John Milton

412 pages first pub 1667 (editions)

fiction classics poetry challenging dark reflective slow-paced

Description

Paradise Lost is one of the most epic, complex theological works to date. Milton's masterpiece in blank verse tells the story of the fall from grace. His protagonist is often read as Satan, who rebels against the omnipotent God, though he cannot w...

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Moods

challenging 73%
reflective 55%
dark 47%
adventurous 22%
emotional 21%
informative 15%
mysterious 15%
inspiring 12%
tense 11%
sad 9%
hopeful 8%

Pace

slow 72%
medium 24%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Plot: 27% | Character: 20% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 26% | No: 22% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 34% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 14% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.65

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