William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth audiobook

William Wordsworth

By William Wordsworth
Read by Oliver Ford Davies and Jasper Britton

Naxos

The Great Poets Series

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094017273

  • ISBN: 9781094017266

  • ISBN: 9781094017280

Runtime: 1.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth in the Lake District. His Lyrical Ballads, written in collaboration with Samuel Coleridge, was published in 1798, and shortly afterwards he settled in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy. Inspired in his early adulthood by the French Revolution, he grew disillusioned with revolutionary politics and in later life became decidedly conservative. He left a vast body of work, ranging from delicately simple lyrics to deeply meditative odes, his most fully realized work being The Prelude.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Oliver Ford Davies and Jasper Britton bring cultured accents and theatrical experience to the readings of this selection of poems by William Wordsworth. Davies’s more mature voice alternating with Britton’s younger one enables listeners to understand the flowery language and poetic conventions of the late eighteenth century. With perfect pacing and a wide range of emotions, the speakers perform works that vary in topic—from the appreciation of natural beauty in the Lake District of England to the more enigmatic blank verse of ‘The Prelude.’ The poems are elegantly presented and organized but are not too precious—as evidenced by the country ghost story ‘Goody Blake and Harry Gill,’ which is included. This collection is a delight in every way.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: William Wordsworth

Author Bio: William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (1770–1850) was an influential English poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age of English literature with the 1798 joint publication of Lyrical Ballads. He was Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English