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WORDSWORTH, W.: Prelude (The) (Unabridged)

Wordsworth’s Prelude is the consummation of his achievement as the great founder of English romanticism. An autobiography in verse, it tells of his childhood in the Lake District, his student days in Cambridge, his passion for the French Revolution and his later disenchantment with it, and his personal journey to a belief in Nature as the great moral and spiritual force which shapes human life, but on which human society all too often turned its back. Subtitled ‘Growth of a Poet’s Mind’, The Prelude is both a key document in the history of English literature, and an inspiring work of imagination, as fresh and challenging today as when it was written two centuries ago.



Disc 1

  The Prelude (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Prelude, Book First 00:07:06
2.   Play with flash player And now it would content me to yield up… 00:07:06
3.   Play with flash player Was it for this, that one, the fairest of all rivers… 00:07:02
4.   Play with flash player Wisdom and Spirit of the universe! 00:07:05
5.   Play with flash player Meanwhile abroad incessant rain was falling… 00:05:47
6.   Play with flash player Book Second 00:06:04
7.   Play with flash player Our steeds remounted and the summons given… 00:06:02
8.   Play with flash player Hard task, vain hope, to analyse the mind… 00:06:26
9.   Play with flash player 'Twere long to tell… 00:06:16
10.   Play with flash player Book Third 00:05:56
11.   Play with flash player As if awakened, summoned, roused, constrained… 00:05:53
12.   Play with flash player Could I behold… 00:05:39


Disc 2

  The Prelude (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In this mixed sort… 00:05:25
2.   Play with flash player This truth escaped me not… 00:05:04
3.   Play with flash player And sure it is… 00:06:12
4.   Play with flash player Book Fourth 00:06:00
5.   Play with flash player And when at evening on the public way… 00:06:12
6.   Play with flash player But now there opened on me other thoughts… 00:06:04
7.   Play with flash player When from our better selves… 00:06:10
8.   Play with flash player Book Fifth 00:06:11
9.   Play with flash player Far stronger, now, grew the desire I felt… 00:06:22
10.   Play with flash player We had been followed, hourly watched… 00:05:44
11.   Play with flash player These mighty workmen of our later age… 00:05:59
12.   Play with flash player A precious treasure had I long possessed… 00:07:46
13.   Play with flash player Book Sixth 00:05:06


Disc 3

  The Prelude (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On the vague reading of a truant youth… 00:05:44
2.   Play with flash player The varied banks of Emont… 00:06:22
3.   Play with flash player When the third summer freed us from restraint… 00:05:57
4.   Play with flash player She ceased to speak… 00:06:13
5.   Play with flash player Dejection taken up for pleasure's sake… 00:06:21
6.   Play with flash player While yet a youth undisciplined in verse… 00:05:51
7.   Play with flash player Book Seventh 00:06:33
8.   Play with flash player Nor had Fancy fed with less delight… 00:06:53
9.   Play with flash player And to these exhibitions, mute and still… 00:06:43
10.   Play with flash player Distress of mind ensued upon the sight… 00:06:49
11.   Play with flash player But some - while he forewarns… 00:06:42
12.   Play with flash player Though reared upon the base of outward things… 00:06:26


Disc 4

  The Prelude (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Book Eighth 00:05:49
2.   Play with flash player Yea, when a glimpse of those imperial bowers… 00:06:07
3.   Play with flash player And when the spring looks out… 00:05:38
4.   Play with flash player Yet deem not, Friend! that human kind… 00:06:04
5.   Play with flash player A grove there is… 00:06:12
6.   Play with flash player But let him pause awhile, and look again… 00:05:41
7.   Play with flash player Book Ninth 00:06:20
8.   Play with flash player A band of military Officers… 00:05:39
9.   Play with flash player It could not be but that one tutored thus… 00:06:20
10.   Play with flash player We summoned up the honourable deeds… 00:05:15
11.   Play with flash player And sometimes, when to a convent in a meadow green… 00:06:12


Disc 5

  The Prelude (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Book Tenth 00:07:28
2.   Play with flash player Yet did I grieve… 00:07:37
3.   Play with flash player Oh! much have they to account for… 00:07:54
4.   Play with flash player But, even if that were not… 00:07:37
5.   Play with flash player Book Eleventh 00:06:23
6.   Play with flash player They who had fed their childhood upon dreams… 00:06:09
7.   Play with flash player Thus expectation rose again… 00:06:37
8.   Play with flash player Thus, O Friend! through times of honour… 00:05:26
9.   Play with flash player Book Twelfth 00:06:16
10.   Play with flash player Nor only did the love of sitting thus… 00:05:09
11.   Play with flash player Such moments are scattered everywhere… 00:05:50


Disc 6

  The Prelude (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Book Thirteenth 00:06:17
2.   Play with flash player Oh! next to one dear state of bliss… 00:06:37
3.   Play with flash player Be mine to follow with no timid step… 00:06:34
4.   Play with flash player Book Fourteenth 00:05:10
5.   Play with flash player Them the enduring and the transient… 00:06:13
6.   Play with flash player But joy to him… 00:06:35
7.   Play with flash player Yet one word more of personal concern… 00:05:34

Total Playing Time: 06:51:54






Author(s):
Wordsworth, William

Reader(s):
Farrell, Nicholas

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0134

Barcode: 9781843797319

Release Date: 06/2013

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