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At the end of his life, William Blake (1757-1827) gave up hope of being widely understood, but the twentieth century brought to his work a new and intense interest and acclaim.

Included in this collection are well-known poems such as "Tyger! Tyger! Burning Bright" and "A Poison Tree"; longer poems such as "The Everlasting Gospel", "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"; Blake's principal prose work; and an assortment of epigrams and short satire.

Poet, artist, and mystic, Blake wrote, "I must Create a System or be enslav'd by another Man's." Create he did.

(P)1992 Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • Barbara
  • 04-09-20

Wonderful Collection

William Blake is one of my favorite poets and this collection contained many of his poems I love. My favorite, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, was thankfully included.

This is a nice collection to feed the soul and engage the mind.

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  • Bryan O'Connor
  • 12-02-15

Musical, insightful poetry

Wonderfully narrated, and most relevant to our 21st century questioning of basic truths about life, joy, God and each other.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-03-21

Incredible poems horrendously read.

Blimey. Didn’t think it was possible to misinterpret Blake. Or to find a Shakespeareanesque actor whose only skill is pronounciation. Audible - Please don’t do this to William Blake - he deserves better.

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  • Jon Ernster
  • 19-02-21

Good selection

I’ve read various works of Blake and this seems to me to be a good recap of his poems at various stages.

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  • Gwenn
  • 04-01-21

Cant get past the voice

To bad I will never hear this book. The narrator voice is brutal I could not listen. I cant rate the story as I have not heard it.