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WORDSWORTH: Great Poets (The)


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WORDSWORTH: Great Poets (The)

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—his most fully-realised ambitious work being The Prelude. This collection is read by Oliver Ford Davies and Jasper Britton.

  The Great Poets
1.   from Book One of The Prelude: 'Fair seed - time had my soul…' 00:06:39
2.   Lines written in Early Spring 00:01:15
3.   from Book One of The Prelude: 'And in the frosty season…' 00:02:22
4.   To My Sister 00:01:48
5.   from Book Five of The Prelude: 'While I was seated in a rocky cave…' 00:05:20
6.   from Book Twelve of The Prelude: 'There are in our existence…' 00:00:51
7.   I wandered lonely as a cloud 00:01:18
8.   Goody Blake and Harry Gill 00:06:39
9.   Expostulation and Reply 00:01:51
10.   The Tables Turned 00:01:38
11.   There was a Boy 00:02:21
12.   Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey 00:08:43
13.   Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, Sept 3rd, 1802 00:01:05
14.   Strange fits of passion have I known 00:01:21
15.   She dwelt among the untrodden ways 00:00:39
16.   A slumber did my spirit seal 00:00:32
17.   French Revolution, as it appeared to enthusiasts at its commencement. 00:02:31
18.   It is a beauteous evening, calm and free 00:01:04
19.   The Solitary Reaper 00:01:32
20.   She was a Phantom of delight 00:01:54
21.   Surprised by joy – impatient as the wind 00:01:08
22.   The world is too much with us 00:00:58
23.   My heart leaps up when I behold 00:00:30
24.   The Small Celandine 00:01:38
25.   The Simplon Pass from Book Six of The Prelude 00:01:27
26.   To the Cuckoo 00:01:32
27.   Resolution and Independence 00:08:08
28.   Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood 00:11:12

Total Playing Time: 01:17:56

Wordsworth, William

Britton, Jasper; Davies, Oliver Ford

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA186012

Barcode: 9789626348604

Physical Release: 03/2008

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