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    • Aurora Leigh

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's classic poem, read by Diana Quick.

    Written in blank verse, Aurora Leigh is Browning's self-styled ‘novel in verse', a first-person narration of the lives of Marian Erle and the eponymous Aurora.

    Travelling across Florence, London, and Paris, and playing off the works of Anne Louise Germaine de Staël and George Sand, Aurora Leigh is one of the greatest poems of the 19th century.

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    • Rebel Rebel

    • By Mary Yelland on 03-04-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • Best-Loved Poems
    • By: Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Joanna David, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were united not only as man and wife, but also as writers who shared and debated ideas, values, and literary craft.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 1

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allan Poe, David Herbert Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings. Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children's textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy, and relevance to our lives today. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We've put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • How Do I Love Thee

    • A Dozen Red Roses
    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 1 min
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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's classic poem recounting the astonishing variety of ways in which she loves her beloved, read by Jenny Agutter.

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    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portuguese

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 41 mins
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    Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett was born on 6 March 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, the eldest of 12 children. The family's wealth was derived from sugar plantations manned by slaves in Jamaica, enabling them to also purchase a 500-acre estate in Herefordshire. This wealth allowed her to publish poems from an early age. However, by age 20, the family’s fortunes were in decline, though they were never below comfortable, after losing a lawsuit over their plantations.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • A Lover's Gift from Her to Him (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christine Rossetti, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    The eloquence of lovers is celebrated in this rich and sensuous collection - the love of women for men. Héloïse, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Katherine Mansfield, George Sand, and others express their very real passion intensely - as, in fiction, does Juliet for her Romeo, Jane Eyre for her Rochester and Catherine for her Heathcliffe. With the music of Mendelssohn, Tchaikovksy, Puccini, Legar and more, here is some of the most tender and love prose and poetry in literature.

    Regular price: £9.69

    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • Selected Poems
    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection contains poems Elizabeth Browning wrote in her early days as well as the last poems she wrote before her death at 55: ballads, religious, social-reforming, and political verse. Included are: "The Dream," "The Image of God," and "The Tempest."

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Victorian Poetry - Volume 1

    • By: Matthew Arnold, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Victoria’s reign was long and presided over the restless expansion of the British Empire and reams of creative genius. Within these volumes we can bring only a glimpse of the richness, beauty and words of their poets and their musings on this remarkable age. Many are world renowned - Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Kipling, Austin, Hopkins, Hardy and Swinburne. Some almost forgotten - Patmore, Newbolt, Synge. And some are barely noted - Lyall, Meynell and Merdeith. But together they encompass a great poetical age.  

    Regular price: £4.49

    • The Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett was born on 6 March 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, the eldest of 12 children. The family's wealth was derived from sugar plantations manned by slaves in Jamaica and enabling them to also purchase a 500-acre estate in Herefordshire. This wealth allowed her to publish poems from an early age. However by age 20 the family’s fortunes were to decline, but never below comfortable, after losing a lawsuit over their plantations.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • If Thou Must Love Me

    • A Dozen Red Roses
    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's plea to her lover to love her just for herself, and not for any qualities that may fade away, read by Jenny Agutter.

    Regular price: £0.79

    • The Female Poets of the Nineteenth Century - Volume 1

    • By: George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    For the female poet there was always the confining hand of men to instruct that their time was perhaps spent more productively elsewhere. These lines, these gilded verses often protest otherwise. The contribution of women in these earlier centuries is immense, and in this series we bring together poets who have created some of the most beautiful and expressive verses ever written. And remember these words, these telling lines, have been written against the grain of society's male bias. With their remembered words these female poets have given us a history that we can all now share.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • The Love Story of Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning

    • By: Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
    • Narrated by: Katharine Cornell
    • Length: 40 mins
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    Perhaps one of the most endearing love stories of all time captured theatrically, in sonnet and in letter by Katharine Cornell & Anthony Quayle.

    Regular price: £6.99