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TENNYSON, A.: Great Poets (The)

    

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TENNYSON, A.: Great Poets (The)

Unquestionably one of the greatest voices in English poetry, Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote verse of unequalled majesty and profound lyrical strength, becoming Poet Laureate in 1850. But his position as the Victorians’ favourite poet masks his subtlety and complexity.

The poems collected here show the range of his styles and the astonishing quality of his finest work; lines, verses, even entire poems have become an integral part of the English language, not just its literature. But they also show a man unsure of his faith or man’s place in a rapidly changing world. Tennyson explored urgent social, political and personal issues through his matchless poetical gifts.

This selection includes The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Lady of Shalott, Ulysses, Tithonus, Break, Break, Break, excerpts from In Memoriam and many more.


  The Charge of the Light Brigade
1.   The Charge of the Light Brigade 00:02:01
  Song of the Lotus Eaters
2.   Song of the Lotus Eaters 00:07:48
  The Lady of Shalott
3.   The Lady of Shalott 00:07:15
  Vivian's Song
4.   Vivian's Song 00:00:58
  Break, Break, Break
5.   Break, Break, Break 00:00:54
  In the Valley of Cauteretz
6.   In the Valley of Cauteretz 00:00:45
  Ulysses
7.   Ulysses 00:04:18
  Tears, Idle Tears
8.   Tears, Idle Tears 00:01:19
  Sweet and Low
9.   Sweet and Low 00:00:53
  Blow, Bugle, Blow
10.   Blow, Bugle, Blow 00:01:16
  Swallow, Swallow
11.   Swallow, Swallow 00:01:34
  Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
12.   Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead 00:00:56
  Summer Night
13.   Summer Night 00:01:06
  Tithonus
14.   Tithonus 00:04:43
  Morte d'Arthur
15.   Morte D'Arthur 00:17:32
  The Brook
16.   The Brook 00:01:48
  Come Into the Garden Maud
17.   Come Into the Garden Maud 00:03:21
  In the Garden at Swainston
18.   In the Garden at Swainston 00:00:59
  Come Down, O Maid
19.   Come Down, O Maid 00:01:50
  In Memoriam (excerpts)
20.   From In Memoriam VII 00:00:56
21.   From In Memoriam XI 00:01:09
22.   From In Memoriam L 00:01:46
23.   From In Memoriam CXXVI 00:00:44
  Crossing the Bar
24.   Crossing the Bar 00:00:56

Total Playing Time: 01:06:47






Author(s):
Tennyson, Alfred

Reader(s):
Pennington, Michael

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA198112

Barcode: 9789626349816

Physical Release: 08/2009

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