British Literature Module 4.5
Study Guide: British Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 4) Focus Text:
Paradise Lost by John Milton
I recommend by John Milton from Oxford World’s Classics, as it contains both his prose and poetry. The Major Works
NOTE: This is an epic poem, created to be heard. I strongly recommend listening to it, or at least a portion of it.
OR Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
(Ignatius Critical Editions) OR The Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo Context Resources
These links represent only the online resources referenced in this module. Instructions, background information, offline resources, and assignments are all found in the Excellence in Literature
study guide listed above. Readings
by Jude Daly and Nancy Willard The Tale of Paradise Lost: Based on the Poem by John Milton
http://rhetoric.byu.edu The Author’s Life
The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography by Barbara K. Lewalski.
: Poetry Study with George Herbert Working it Out Audio
Like most great epic poems,
Paradise Lost is meant to be heard. You may get it on CD, or listen to a free audio version from Librivox.
Paradise Lost audiobook: http://amzn.to/2qdlICN (Recommended)
https://librivox.org/paradise-lost-by-john-milton-2/ (amateur recording)
https://darknessvisible.christs.cam.ac.uk/performance.html Visual Arts
https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/browse/tag/Paradise+Lost Historic Context
Eyewitness Renaissance by Alison Cole
https://www.excellence-in-literature.com/history-of-the-renaissance-by-bamber-gascoigne Places to Go
Annotated online edition:
Index of British Literature context link pages
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British Literature Texts (recommended editions)
British Lit study guide, and links to focus and honors texts (opens in a new tab at the author’s Everyday Education site)