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SHELLEY: Great Poets (The)


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SHELLEY: Great Poets (The)

Idealist, atheist, outcast, political radical and, of course, poet—Percy Bysshe Shelley was, in many ways, the epitome of the Romantic artist. His poetry was an outlet for his passionately-held and highly unpopular beliefs; beliefs which resulted in social exclusion, exile, and possibly even his premature death at the age of twenty-nine. His work is a monument to his convictions and to the power of the human spirit, and today it is recognised as a key contribution to Romantic literature. This anthology contains many of his best-known poems, including Ozymandias, The Mask of Anarchy and To a Skylark, as well as excerpts from (among others) Prometheus Unbound and Adonaïs, all read by Bertie Carvel, one of the most talented English actors of his generation.

  The Great Poets
1.   From the opening to Queen Mab 00:00:26
2.   Mutability 00:01:03
3.   To Wordsworth 00:00:57
4.   Hymn to Intellectual Beauty 00:05:06
5.   Ozymandias 00:01:02
6.   Stanzas written in Dejection near Naples 00:02:43
7.   From Prometheus Unbound 00:00:50
8.   The Indian Serenade 00:01:08
9.   Love's Philosophy 00:00:47
10.   Ode to the West Wind 00:04:48
11.   Song to the Men of England 00:01:46
12.   Sonnet: England in 1819 00:01:02
13.   The Mask of Anarchy 00:06:05
14.   cont. 'And the prostrate multitude…' 00:06:18
15.   cont. 'Let a great Assembly be…' 00:05:12
16.   The Cloud 00:04:40
17.   To a Skylark 00:05:04
18.   from Epipsychidion 00:02:40
19.   To the Moon 00:00:21
20.   A Lament 00:00:39
21.   One word is too often profaned 00:00:47
22.   Chorus from Hellas 00:02:18
23.   concluding stanzas from Adonais 00:03:51
24.   With A Guitar, To Jane 00:04:15
25.   Song: Rarely, rarely comest thou 00:02:14
26.   To Jane: The Invitation 00:03:20
27.   Time 00:00:41
28.   Lines: 'When the lamp is shattered' 00:01:48
29.   Music, when soft voices die 00:00:36
30.   To Jane: The Recollection 00:04:47

Total Playing Time: 01:17:14

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Carvel, Bertie

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA186112

Barcode: 9789626348611

Physical Release: 03/2008

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