POETRY

Unabridged readings of classic poetry, enhanced with musical introductions and sound design.

 

 

1.1 Edward Thomas - Selected Poems

ON SALE NOW. A collection of works by the celebrated First World War poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917). The 25-poem selection includes ‘Adlestrop’, ‘Roads’ and ‘In Memoriam [Easter 1915]’, plus a complete and unabridged reading of The War Diary of Edward Thomas. Read by Barnaby Edwards.

 


1.2 Christina Rossetti - Selected Poems

ON SALE NOW. A collection of works by the much-loved Victorian poet Christina Rossetti (1830-94). The 21-poem selection includes ‘Remember’, ‘Up-Hill’ and ‘In the bleak mid-winter’, plus a complete and unabridged reading of Rossetti’s long narrative poem ‘Goblin Market’. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

 


1.3 Andrew Marvell - Selected Poems

ON SALE NOW. A collection of works by the metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell (1621-78). The selection includes ‘To His Coy Mistress’, ‘The Garden’ and ‘An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland’, plus a complete and unabridged reading of Marvell’s longest poem, ‘Upon Appleton House’. Read by Nicholas Pegg.


1.4 Robert Browning - Selected Poems

ON SALE NOW. A collection of works by the great dramatic poet Robert Browning (1812-89). The selection includes ‘My Last Duchess’, ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’, plus Browning’s celebrated long narrative poem ‘Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came’. Read by Martin Jarvis

 


2.1 The Brontës - Selected Poems

ON SALE NOW. A collection of works by the greatest literary family of the nineteenth century: Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë. The selection includes ‘Remembrance’, 'Life' and ‘Lines Written at Thorp Green’, plus a collection of poems by their brother Patrick Branwell Brontë. Read by Miriam Margolyes and Barnaby Edwards.

 


2.2 Thomas Hardy - Selected Poems

ON SALE NOW. A collection of works by one of Britain's greatest literary talents, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). The selection includes ‘The Darkling Thrush’, 'The Self-Unseeing' and ‘The Convergence of the Twain’ about the sinking of the Titanic, plus Hardy's complete essay on his poetry, 'Apology'. Read by Martin Jarvis.