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    • A Literary Christmas

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Prelude

    • Growth of a Poet's Mind: An Autobiographical Poem
    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Farrell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Wordsworth's The Prelude is the consummation of his achievement as the great founder of English romanticism. An autobiography in verse, it tells of his childhood in the Lake District, his student days in Cambridge, his passion for the French Revolution and his later disenchantment with it. It also tells of his personal journey to a belief in Nature as the great moral and spiritual force which shapes human life, but on which human society all too often turns its back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By servet Alijaj on 24-06-16

    Regular price: £28.49

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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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

    • Poems by William Wordsworth

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hassall
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Abridged
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    Here's a wonderful selection of Wordsworth's finest work, including "Daffodils", "Sonnets", "Upon Westminster Bridge", and "The Tables Turned".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Reginald pelle on 13-03-15

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Classic Hundred Poems

    • By: William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, W.B. Yeats, and others
    • Narrated by: Alfred Corn, Rita Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Hundred Poems presents the "top 100" poems of all time. The selections are illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets including Alfred Corn and Rita Dove.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined The Bard

    • By Daniel Crowley on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Poetic License

    • 100 Poems – 100 Performers
    • By: Emily Dickinson, e. e. cummings, William Wordsworth, and others
    • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Christine Baranski, Charles Busch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Why a Poetry Album? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry.” In the past, when I was full from eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, on this audiobook, you will hear the music of the poems.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Great Poets: William Wordsworth

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Oliver Ford Davies
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Highlights
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    William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was born in Cockermouth, in the Lake District. His Lyrical Ballads, written in collaboration with Coleridge, was published in 1798, and shortly afterwards he settled in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy. Inspired in his early manhood by the French Revolution, he grew disillusioned with revolutionary politics and in later life became decidedly conservative. He left a vast body of work, ranging from delicately simple lyrics to deeply meditative odes.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Poetry of Wordsworth

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Cedric Hardwicke
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    William Wordsworth was amongst the greatest of English poets, and this wonderful recording is now available for the first time as a digital download. Included here are selections that put into perspective his great talent. The works are brought beautifully to life by Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Prelude: Complete Series (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    William Wordsworth's autobiographical poem The Prelude is arguably the most important piece of poetic writing in our language. Recorded in Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, Cumbria, Wordsworth looks back over events in his early life. Wordsworth believed that poetry should be written in the natural language of common speech, and in that way it was revolutionary in its time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Andyjn on 22-12-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Lyrical Ballads

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Lyrical Ballads features a selection of poems from Wordsworth and Coleridge's 1798 collaboration, which marked the beginning of the English Romantic poetry movement. In the first episode, we hear Coleridge's "Lewti" and Wordsworth's "The Thorn", while the second episode showcases Coleridge's "The Nightingale" and Wordsworth's "Lucy" poems. In the final episode, we hear Wordsworth's "Lines Written A Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" and Coleridge's ballad, "Love".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Captivating Read!

    • By Emily on 09-12-13

    Regular price: £8.00

    • The Poetry of Wordsworth

    • (Selection)
    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Wordsworth was amongst the greatest of English Poets. Included here are selections that put into perspective his great talent. The works are brought beautifully to life by Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A real gem

    • By Tom on 09-08-09

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The 12 Days of Christmas

    • A Collection of Poetry
    • By: Louise May Alcott, Henry Vaughan, Robert Herrick, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Cliffe
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Simon Cliffe reads some of the greatest Christmas poems for the 12 days of Christmas. Day 1 - Merry Christmas by Louise May Alcott. Day 2 - Christ's Nativity by Henry Vaughan. Day 3 - Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick. Day 4 - New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell. Day 5 - Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser. Day 6 - Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lor Alfred Tennyson. Day 7 - The Oxen by Thomas Hardy. Day 8 - Nativity by John Donne. Day 9 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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 3

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and others
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 4
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    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poems ruined by irritating musical backing

    • By Roger on 04-08-13

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Spring: A Season in Verse

    • By: Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this collection of poetry, Wordsworth, Browning, Kipling, and Yeats are joined by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Daniel Sheehan, Amy Lowell, Christina Rossetti, and others, all of whom bring words of insight, charm, and emotion. It’s a rich and rewarding combination.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • 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

    • William Wordsworth: Selected Poems

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Steve Patriarca
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "William Wordsworth - Selected Poems" is a selection of popular poems by William Wordsworth, which all describe an experience (what Wordsworth termed "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings") which is recollected in tranquillity. That recollection stimulates the power of the human mind, the 'inward eye' or the imagination. Selected and narrated by Steve Patriarca, these readings are made in the hope that the audience will not only enjoy the poems but also find in them new power and meaning.

    Regular price: £1.69

    • 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 Nation's Favourite: Lakeland Poems

    • By: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, John Rowe, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Enjoy the best of Lakeland poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey in this specially selected anthology, including "The Two-Part Prelude", Wordsworth's own shortened version of his great autobiographical work The Prelude, and Coleridge's celebrated Kubla Khan. John Rowe, Alex Jennings, and Stephen Critchlow read these perfect evocations of majestic Cumbrian scenery.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Christmas Poetry

    • By: Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, G K Chesterton, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Christmas, they say, comes but once a year. In these days it seems to also last for much of that year - but this volume is not just for Christmas! For the religious amongst us, this annual celebration of the Birth of Christ must seem bitter sweet: it's acknowledgment by billions of people countered by the pervasive spread of material possessions translating the event to little more than a sales pitch for material wares.

    Regular price: £3.99

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