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The Brontës - Selected Poems

Read by Miriam Margolyes and Barnaby Edwards
Duration 88 minutes
Released 20 March 2011
Format Unabridged MP3 Download

 

'The poems are often the fruit of their big gestures, their brimming hearts and earthquake heartbreaks' - Michael Schmidt

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The Brontë family comprises three of the nineteenth century's greatest female writers – Emily Brontë (1818-48), creator of Wuthering HeightsCharlotte Brontë (1816-55), author of Jane Eyre; and Anne Brontë (1820-49), writer of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – together with their brother, the painter-poet Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817-48).

Each Brontë sibling has her or his distinct voice, but their poems share common themes about unrequited love, the persistence of memory, physical and intellectual isolation, loneliness, the loss of loved ones, the longing for home and the power and beauty of nature.

 

 


INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING POEMS

Emily Brontë
A.E. and R.C.
Death
A Death Scene
Fall, Leaves, Fall
Hope
I am the only being whose doom
If grief for grief can touch thee
Love is like the wild rose briar
The night is darkening round me
No coward soul is mine
The Old Stoic
The Prisoner
Remembrance
Song: The linnet in the rocky dells
Song to A.A.

Charlotte Brontë
The Autumn day its course has run
Life
On the Death of Anne Brontë
On the Death of Emily Jane Brontë
Parting

Anne Brontë
Appeal
In Memory of a Happy Day in February
Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day
Lines Written at Thorp Green
To Cowper

Patrick Branwell Brontë
Augusta
Death Triumphant
Epistle From a Father to a Child in Her Grave
Lines
The man who will not know another
Memory
Now - but one moment, let me stay
O God! while I in pleasure's wiles
O Thou, whose beams were most withdrawn
Oh, all our cares
On Caroline
Peaceful Death and Painful Life
Penmaenmawr
Thorp Green
To Sestius

BONUS MATERIAL
Elizabeth Gaskell on Charlotte Brontë
(an extract from Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell, read by Barnaby Edwards))

Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Anne Brontë and Patrick Branwell Brontë
(four musical interludes by Howard Carter)

 

 


CREDITS

Recorded on 8 March 2010 and 2 February 2011
Directed by Barnaby Edwards
Music and sound design by Howard Carter
Recorded at The Moat Studios
Artwork by Simon Holub

 


 

ENGLISH STUDENTS
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FURTHER READING
Works by the Brontës:
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Studies of the Brontës:
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