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

Release Date: 07/2013

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