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MASEFIELD, J.: Great Poets (The)

John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves and WB Yeats.

This collection contains thirty-six poems and spans Masefield’s entire career. There are early poems from Salt-Water Ballads (1902) and Ballads (1903), followed by extracts from the narrative poems The Everlasting Mercy, Dauber and Reynard the Fox. The selection also includes a number of sonnets including ‘On Growing Old’, as well as his poetry on the Romans, alongside a number of rarities.


  Salt-Water Ballads (excerpts)
1.   A Consecration 00:01:55
2.   Burial - Party 00:02:03
3.   Mother Carey 00:01:46
4.   Trade Winds 00:00:53
5.   Sea - Fever 00:01:03
6.   The West Wind 00:01:39
7.   In Memory of A.P.R. 00:00:48
  Ballads (excerpts)
8.   Cargoes 00:00:52
9.   Captain Stratton's Fancy 00:01:57
10.   St. Mary's Bells 00:01:02
11.   Laugh and be Merry 00:01:16
12.   Roadways 00:01:08
  Ballads and Poems: Twilight
13.   Ballads and Poems: Twilight 00:00:53
  The Tragedy of Pompey the Great: The Centurions
14.   The Tragedy of Pompey the Great: The Centurions 00:00:52
  Ballads and Poems: The Word
15.   Ballads and Poems: The Word 00:01:04
  The Everlasting Mercy: Saul Kane's Madness
16.   The Everlasting Mercy: Saul Kane's Madness 00:09:15
  Dauber: All through the windless night
17.   Dauber: All through the windless night 00:06:03
  Lollingdown Downs and Other Poems, with Sonnets (excerpts)
18.   Sonnet II 00:01:04
19.   Sonnet V 00:01:04
20.   Sonnet VI 00:01:07
21.   Sonnet VII 00:01:04
22.   The Downland 00:01:27
  Reynard the Fox: The fox was strong
23.   Reynard the Fox: The fox was strong 00:09:53
  Enslaved and Other Poems: On Growing Old
24.   Enslaved and Other Poems: On Growing Old 00:02:13
  King Cole and Other Poems: The Rider at the Gate
25.   King Cole and Other Poems: The Rider at the Gate 00:03:16
  ODTAA: The Meditation of Highworth Ridden
26.   ODTAA: The Meditation of Highworth Ridden 00:00:28
  Any Dead to Any Living
27.   Any Dead to Any Living 00:01:00
  The Wanderer of Liverpool: Posted
28.   The Wanderer of Liverpool: Posted 00:01:08
  A Letter from Pontus and Other Verse: Wood-Pigeons
29.   A Letter from Pontus and Other Verse: Wood - Pigeons 00:02:01
  The Country Scene: Elephants in the tent
30.   The Country Scene: Elephants in the tent 00:00:32
  The Many and the Man
31.   The Many and the Man 00:01:01
  The Queen's Book of the Red Cross: Red Cross
32.   The Queen's Book of the Red Cross: Red Cross 00:01:19
  A Generation Risen: Crews Coming Down Gangways
33.   A Generation Risen: Crews Coming Down Gangways 00:00:39
  The Bluebells and Other Verse: A Cry to Music
34.   The Bluebells and Other Verse: A Cry to Music 00:01:35
  In Glad Thanksgiving: Give Way
35.   In Glad Thanksgiving: Give Way 00:00:42
  The Everlasting Mercy: How Swift the Summer Goes
36.   The Everlasting Mercy: How Swift the Summer Goes 00:01:03

Total Playing Time: 01:07:05






Author(s):
Masefield, John

Reader(s):
Pickup, Ronald

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction; Poetry

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0135

Barcode: 9781843797371

Physical Release: 07/2013

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