John Milton's Paradise Lost has been captivating audiences since the 17th century. Milton, an acclaimed poet, writes in the style of an epic poem with blank verse. The story centers around the devastating fall of humanity against the Judeo-Christian backdrop. The story unfolds around the Biblical tale of Adam and Eve, who fall prey to temptation and fall from grace. They are ultimately expelled from the Garden of Eden.
Milton writes in order to "justify the ways of God and men" to the listener and illuminate the struggle between free will and man's internal conflict for good. Considered one of the greatest epic poems in English literature, John Milton's Paradise Lost is a must-listen for history aficionados.