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    Paradise Lost

    The Milton prose, not the band, or the Symphony X album...

    I remember trudging through this in my freshman year English elective, and at the time I was more focused on keggers, college chicks and skipping my 8:30 class than I was in 17th century poetry.

    Has anyone come across a good modernized version of it? I picked up a "plain english" version a couple of years ago and it was abysmal. I'd like to revisit the tale itself, but don't really feel up to the tedious mental gymnastics required to re-read the original.

    I know there are some pretty killer versions of stuff like this out there, like this fucking awesome retelling of Dante's Inferno:

    [VIDEO]]Dante's Inferno: In Modern English: Dante Alighieri, Douglas Neff, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Kindle Store[/VIDEO]

    But haven't come across one for PL that wasn't just some dude trying to explain line-by-line what he thinks Milton was actually saying.

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    Sorry, I'm of no help. I just chipped away at the mental gymnastics bit by bit. Every "plain English" version I've ever come across has definitely lost something in the process.

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