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    • Great Poets of the Romantic Age

    • Written by: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley,
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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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.

    Regular price: ₹680.00

    • The Romantic Poets

    • Written by: John Keats, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley,
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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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: ₹345.00

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

    • Written by: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson,
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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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: ₹281.00

    • The Poetry of Hell

    • Written by: William Blake, John Milton, Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    It is often said that two things are unavoidable: death and taxes. Certainly the latter is a common thorn in adult life, but as to the former it seems that for many people it is merely a hiccup in life’s journey. A journey they wish, if being of good deed and character, to share at the eternity of heaven’s largesse, a reward for faith and the obligations of religion. Of course for those not so fortunate an altogether different experience was prepared for them: hell. Its nightmare visions are so terrifying, conjured up by Dante, Milton, Blake, Baudelaire and many others.   

    Regular price: ₹170.00

    • The Romantics - Volume 1

    • Written by: William Blake, Robert Burns, John Clare
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer, Gideon Wagner, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Romanticism was a new movement in philosophy and the arts that began in the late 18th century when major political events shook the world, such as the French Revolution and American independence. It marked a distinct contrast to the prevailing Enlightenment ideals and in poetry represented a more personal intuitive, emotional and meditative expression with a back-to-nature imperative. It subsequently altered the way in which we perceive poetry and beyond as well as defining our own modern sensibilities to the arts. 

    Regular price: ₹190.00

    • Animal Poetry

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy, William Blake, Edward Lear,
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 35 mins
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    We all love animals, even if sometimes its only from afar on TV or at a zoo. But many of us have felt a closer friendship and companionship with our friends in the animal world. We talk and react to them as if they really do understand us. Perhaps they do. In this volume Hardy, Thackeray, Carroll, DH Lawrence, Emily Dickinson, and many others share their words with our ears.

    Regular price: ₹190.00

    • Edith Evans Reads Her Favourite Poetry

    • Written by: William Blake, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Dame Edith Evans
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Dame Edith Evans reads the poetry of Lord Byron, William Blake, and William Shakespeare amongst many others.

    Regular price: ₹266.00

    • Favourite Poems for Children

    • Written by: Guy Wetmore Carryl, Robert Browning, Lawrence Alma Tadema,
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 49 mins
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    A delightful collection of classic poems that will delight young and old alike, including: "How Beauty Contrived to Get Square with the Beast" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "How Little Red Riding Hood Contrived to Be Eaten" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "How Rudeness and Kindness Were Justly Rewarded" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "If No One Ever Marries Me" by Lawrence Alma TademaI’m, "Nobody, Who Are You?" by Emily Dickinson, "Lochinvar" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear, and more.

    Regular price: ₹227.00

    • Classic Romance

    • Written by: Jane Austen, James Matthew Barrie, Leo Tolstoy,
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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    This is a diverting delight, a window on romance in literature. There are high lovers and low lovers, tragic lovers, comic lovers, and lovers who shouldn’t be doing what they are doing at all and certainly not then and there. There is even Fanny Hill trying not to discover what physical love is about when set upon by an old roué who has paid for the privilege. Though of special interest for lovers and their special lover’s day of St. Valentine, it is an amusing and sometimes surprising collection.

    Regular price: ₹680.00

    • Summer - A Season in Verse

    • Written by: John Keats, Alexander Pope, William Blake,
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Summer beckons each and every one of us to its warm embrace. For many of us it is the season we can most enjoy; the days are long and warm and all manner of things become easier. Nature shows us her most colourful side as she fills the landscape with colours and textures of every hue. As for ourselves we all seem a little more approachable, a little more likable. For poets, the Summer season conjures up many themes and images.

    Regular price: ₹190.00

    • America a Prophecy

    • Written 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: ₹239.00

    • William Blake

    • A Collection
    • Written by: Blake William
    • Narrated by: Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 54 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.

    Regular price: ₹190.00

    • The Poetry Collection

    • Written by: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Thomas, C Day-Lewis, Cecil Trouncer
    • Length: 24 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: ₹266.00

    • Poems of William Blake

    • Written by: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Stinson
    • Length: 55 mins
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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: ₹166.00

    • The Ralph Richardson Poetry Collection

    • Written by: John Keats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake
    • Narrated by: Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    Sir Ralph Richardson reads a selection of poetry by John Keats, William Blake and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    Regular price: ₹266.00

    • Winter

    • A Season In Verse
    • Written by: Thomas Hardy, William Blake, Christina Rossetti,
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 47 mins
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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: ₹152.00

    • The Poetry of England, Volume 1

    • Written by: William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake,
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis,
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 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: ₹227.00

    • Great Love Poems

    • Written by: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake,
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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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: ₹258.00

    • Milton

    • Written by: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Ernst Schnell, Brian Russel Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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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.

    Regular price: ₹334.00

    • Sir Ralph Richardson reads William Blake

    • Written 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: ₹345.00

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