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John Milton Video & Audio

Paradise Lost

A reading from Book 4, when Satan enters Paradise.

Satan's Speech

A speech by Satan from Paradise Lost, Book 1, read by the actor Ian Richardson.

Sonnet 23

The poem Milton wrote in honor of his late second wife, read by the actor Ian Richardson.

On His Blindness

Milton's classic poem on his loss of eyesight, read by Sean Barrett.


Retired telecommunications manager Joan Thuebel explains what Lycidas means to her, as part of the Favorite Poem Project.


The august Milton-L page has compiled audio clips of Milton's poetry read aloud.

Butthead Reads Milton

Remember Beavis and Butthead? Here a guy does his impression of Butthead reading John Milton. It's strangely touching.

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