Paradise Lost

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Paradise Lost
Lying, Congressional Style.png
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Effects+1 Speech
(+2 with Comprehension)
Base ID000bacfe

Paradise Lost is a unique skill book in Fallout 3.


Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608-1674). It was originally published in 1667 in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, changed into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification. It is considered by critics to be Milton's "major work", and the work helped to solidify his reputation as one of the greatest English poets of his time.

The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men".


Reading this book permanently increases the Speech skill by 1 point (2 points with the Comprehension perk).



  • If you hack Tulip's terminal, the Lone Wanderer can read excerpts of the poem.
  • This book shares the same effect as Lying, Congressional Style, and even has the same world mesh.
  • Tulip says she found more copies of this book, though none appear in-game.

Behind the scenes

  • A curious contradiction can be observed when talking to Tulip: she explains that Underworld is based on this book which she says is about a man making a trip through the Underworld. The book she is actually referring to and the one Underworld is based on (including references such as the ninth circle etc.) is actually Dante's Inferno, the first cantica of his Divine Comedy. Milton's Paradise Lost is an epic poem that concerns the Judeo-Christian story of the Fall of Man; the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.