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    • The Great Poets: William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets with William Blake. This program contains all of his most popular works - including "Tyger", "The Auguries of Innocence", and "Jerusalem" - as well as some lesser-known poetry that demonstrates the range and power of his verse.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Winter

    • A Season In Verse
    • By: Thomas Hardy, William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At this time of the year, as the nights close in and the temperature drops, winter seems like a season that nobody really enjoys, and we look forward all the more to spring. For many children, however, it is the bounty of Christmas that steals their attention, and for others the renewal of the New Year. But for Nature it is a pause for breath, to take stock of what has gone by in the year to date and ready herself for the energies and dramatic development to the landscape that spring will bring.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Great Poets of the Romantic Age

    • By: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely reading by Michael Sheen

    • By ColonelJames on 29-10-17

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Classic Poems for Boys

    • By: G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Jasper Britton, Roy McMillan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5- to 10-year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ "Casabianca" and John Keats’ "A Song About Myself", to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rudyard Kipling, this is a collection to be treasured.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • William Blake

    • A Collection
    • By: Blake William
    • Narrated by: Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Blake is now considered one of the giants of poetry. During his life, and for many years after, he was thought of as mad. His wide ranging skills not only encompassed poetry but bestrode the visual arts too, with paintings and printmaking. Unfortunately, he could never fit in to what society expected of him, and his attacks on religion did not help. But his work was the true measure of his worth and remains with us today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First rate recording, recommended to read along to

    • By Gareth on 13-06-12

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Songs of Innocence and Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Brian Murray, Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection is narrated by distinguished Broadway performers Brian Murray and Suzanne Toren. It contains all 45 poems from two famous works, revealing a child's unspoiled view of human nature and the corruption and disillusionment awaiting the innocent. Included are such favorites as "The Lamb", "The Tyger", and "The Sick Rose".

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Sir Ralph Richardson reads William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 50 mins
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    William Blake was largely unrecognised during his lifetime but is now considered a seminal figure in the history of poetry of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". Here a selection of his finest work, starting with "And did those feet in ancient time", is read by Sir Ralph Richardson.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • By: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

    Regular price: £8.19

    • Great Love Poems

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An anthology of over 60 classic love poems, read by some of our finest actors. Love has always been the supreme inspiration for poets, whether romantic or platonic, reciprocated or unrequited. This collection contains a range of the very best love poems, including Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and Byron's "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" - as well as several sonnets from the master himself, William Shakespeare.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Ralph Richardson Poetry Collection

    • By: John Keats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake
    • Narrated by: Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    Sir Ralph Richardson reads a selection of poetry by John Keats, William Blake and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Milton

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Ernst Schnell, Brian Russel Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Milton" is an epic poem by William Blake, written and illustrated between 1804 and 1810. Its hero is John Milton, who returns from Heaven and unites with Blake to explore the relationship between living writers and their predecessors, and to undergo a mystical journey to correct his own spiritual errors.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Droning voice makes it boring

    • By Seecaff on 04-11-18

    Regular price: £8.69

    • Favorite Poems for Children

    • By: Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated by: Katinka Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poetry Revisited

    • By Judy Corstjens on 23-08-12

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Poems of William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Stinson
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Poems of William Blake" includes: "Songs of Innocence", "Songs of Experience" and "The Book of Thel". All three are volumes of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. "The Book of Thel" is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably worked on in the period 1788 to 1790. It was illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic works. The metre is a fourteen syllable line.

    Regular price: £4.29

    • America a Prophecy

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Rob Goll
    • Length: 24 mins
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    America a Prophecy (1793) is the first book in Blake’s Continental Prophecies - the other two being Europe a Prophecy (1794) and The Song of Los (1795). The poem was engraved on 18 plates with illustrations by Blake, and survives in 14 known copies. Written during a time of great political and social upheaval, Blake uses his own complex invented mythology to explore the human need to resist tyranny. His verse is rich in metaphor, powerful, and apocalyptic in scope.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Poetry of England, Volume 1

    • By: William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    The English language has grown into the world’s pre-dominant spoken language, containing over one million words. Its sources are rich and diverse, having absorbed words from other cultures and times without hesitation. With such talents as Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling, Blake, and many other classic poets using this most flexible language to render their thoughts and visions, it is no wonder that the beauty and reach of English entrances us.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 4

    • By: Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, Edith Evans
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Romantic Poets

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, and Byron. The poets of the Romantic Period celebrated with readings by Sir Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and Tyrone Power.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Poetry Collection

    • By: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Thomas, C Day-Lewis, Cecil Trouncer
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Dylan Thomas, C Day-Lewis and others join together on this unique album to read some of the world's finest poetry by Blake, Wordsworth and Tennyson.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 4

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: William Butler Yeats, William Blake, Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

    Regular price: £6.39

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