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McGONAGALL, William: Great Poets (The)

For over a hundred years, William McGonagall (1830–1902) has been almost universally recognised as the worst poet in English. Utterly convinced of his genius, he remained untroubled by any worrisome self-doubt, despite the mockery of his audiences.

This collection brings together some of his best-known works (The Tay Bridge Disaster, The Battle of Tel-el-Kebir), some lesser-known gems (Beecham’s Pills, The Faithful Dog Fido), and some autobiographical writings that tell of his ill-fated trip to Balmoral, of his much-fêted performance as Macbeth (in which he was so popular he decided not to die), and why publicans threw peas at him.


  Tay Bridge Disaster
1.   Play with flash player Tay Bridge Disaster 00:03:51
  The Famous Tay Whale
2.   Play with flash player The Famous Tay Whale 00:03:22
  The Burning of the People's Variety Theatre, Aberdeen
3.   Play with flash player The Burning of the People's Variety Theatre, Aberdeen 00:02:02
  An Excursion Steamer Sunk in the Tay
4.   Play with flash player An Excursion Steamer Sunk in the Tay 00:03:33
  The Wreck of the Steamer London while on her way to Australia
5.   Play with flash player The Wreck of the Steamer London while on her way to Australia 00:04:15
  Loch Ness
6.   Play with flash player Loch Ness 00:01:18
  A Descriptive Poem on the Silvery Tay
7.   Play with flash player A Descriptive Poem on the Silvery Tay 00:01:23
  The Battle of Tel-el-Kebir
8.   Play with flash player The Battle of Tel - el - Kebir 00:03:08
  A Tribute to Mr. J. Graham Henderson, The World's Fair Judge
9.   Play with flash player A Tribute to Mr. J. Graham Henderson, The World's Fair Judge 00:01:21
  The City of Perth
10.   Play with flash player The City of Perth 00:01:26
  The Royal Review: August 25, 1881
11.   Play with flash player The Royal Review: August 25, 1881 00:02:14
  An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year
12.   Play with flash player An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year 00:03:18
  Beecham's Pills
13.   Play with flash player Beecham's Pills 00:00:42
  The Faithful Dog Fido
14.   Play with flash player The Faithful Dog Fido 00:04:12
  The Albion Battleship Calamity
15.   Play with flash player The Albion Battleship Calamity 00:04:28
  Reminiscences
16.   Play with flash player Reminiscences 00:02:08
  A Brief Autobiography
17.   Play with flash player Brief Autobiography 1 00:05:07
18.   Play with flash player Brief Autobiography 2 00:03:03
19.   Play with flash player Brief Autobiography 3 00:05:03
  The Autobiography of Sir William Topaz McGonagall
20.   Play with flash player The Autobiography of Sir William Topaz McGonagall 00:01:59

Total Playing Time: 00:57:53






Author(s):
McGonagall, William

Reader(s):
Fisher, Gregor

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Catalogue No: NA189312

Barcode: 9789626348932

Release Date: 04/2009

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