Great Poets of the Romantic Age by John Keats audiobook

Great Poets of the Romantic Age

By Samuel Taylor ColeridgeJohn KeatsJohn Clare , William Blake , Percy Bysshe Shelley , Lord Byron  and  William Wordsworth
Read by  Michael Sheen

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    ISBN: 9789629546380

“The Tyger” … “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” … “Ode to the West Wind” … “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” … “Ode to a Nightingale” … “We’ll go no more a-roving” … “The Peasant Poet” and many more “All good poetry,” wrote Wordsworth, “is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” This was to be one of the hallmarks of the Romantic poets. 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, from William Blake, John Keats, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and John Clare.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

“The Tyger” … “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” … “Ode to the West Wind” … “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” … “Ode to a Nightingale” … “We’ll go no more a-roving” … “The Peasant Poet” and many more

“All good poetry,” wrote Wordsworth, “is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” This was to be one of the hallmarks of the Romantic poets. 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, from William Blake, John Keats, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and John Clare.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Michael Sheen is at his best narrating the two long narrative pieces here, ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and a section of the first canto of ‘Don Juan.’ In both he’s assisted by two fine but unnamed women. He’s consistently good throughout the whole anthology. His Blake is prophetic and a bit mad, his Wordsworth is more stately, his Keats more wistful, and so on. The listener gets the impression that these are poems that Sheen knows and loves and wants us to love. The selections of poems are also fine; each poet’s signature works and a few that are less familiar are included. This production will reward repeat listening. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Author Bio: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) studied classics at Jesus College, Cambridge. As a radical young poet he collaborated with Wordsworth in Lyrical Ballads. He was by turns poet, dramatist, political journalist, essayist, and public lecturer. Chronic ill health and addiction to opium led to his death in 1834.

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Author Bio: William Blake

Author Bio: William Blake

William Blake (1757–1827) was an English poet, artist, and printmaker. Although largely unrecognized during his lifetime, he is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. He is held in high regard by critics for his expressiveness and creativity and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. He produced a diverse and symbolically rich body of works that embraced the imagination as “the body of God” or “human existence itself.” Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England, he was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions, as well as by such thinkers as Emanuel Swedenborg.

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Author Bio: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author Bio: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as amongst the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley is perhaps best known for such classic poems as “Ozymandias,” “Ode to the West Wind,” “The Masque of Anarchy,” and others.

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Author Bio: Lord Byron

Author Bio: Lord Byron

Lord Byron (1788-1824), as the English poet George Gordon Byron, sixth Baron Byron is commonly known, was the most flamboyant and notorious of the Romantics and a leader of the era’s poetic revolution. While pursuing a unconventional lifestyle of international travel, risqué love affairs, and general debauchery, he produced massive amounts of beautiful, emotion-stirring works. He died at the young age of 36 after falling ill while commanding Greek troops in a fight for independence from the Ottoman Empire.

Though Lord Byron was refused the honor of a burial at Westminster Abbey, as was custom for someone of his stature, his memorial stone was finally placed in the abbey’s Poets’ Corner in 1969.

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Author Bio: William Wordsworth

Author Bio: William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (1770–1850) was an influential English poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age of English literature with the 1798 joint publication of Lyrical Ballads. He was Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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Author Bio: John Clare

Author Bio: John Clare

John Clare (1793–1864) was an English poet, in his time commonly known as “the Peasant Poet,” born the son of a farm laborer at Helpston near Peterborough. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late twentieth century and he is now considered to be one of the most important nineteenth century poets.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English