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William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present Argo Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.
A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, the battlefield and the Victorian era, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors.
Themes of war, love, nature, sexuality and much more are played out in these timeless readings of poetry from the 19th and 20th century.
Performed by Sir John Gielgud, Richard Burton, William Squire, Richard Marquand, Peggy Ashcroft, Margaretta Scott, Tony Church, Derek Godfrey, Patrick Garland, Gary Watson, Janette Richer, Gwen Watford and David King.
This collection includes poems from: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake, Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, Robert Browning, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Lord Byron, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ted Hughes.
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- Art Life
Warning: the readers do not announce who the poet is nor the poem’s title before reading
It is a solid reading from all the readers BUT guys who are you reading and what poem is it?
Very frustrating especially since the chapters are vague just romanticism period, then second is Victorian and third war period … no sign of whom and what pieces are being read….some are obvious like Blake and Yeats but others like Wordsworth and Coleridge and Shelley it its harder to tell and guess just by general knowledge of the author alone
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