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Author: various authors Narrator: Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, Bramwell Fletcher Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1993 ISBN: 9781572707405
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Listen to the sound of English as it was meant to be heard. The only authorized audio companion to the widely respected Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, this audio collection includes the greatest poems of the English language, ranging from the writings of Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, and Wordsworth, to the best-loved verse of Whitman, Dickinson, the Brownings, and Yeats. Thirty-nine poets in all. The readings by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, and Bramwell Fletcher are presented in the order they appear in Norton and are selected for their ability to delight. It is simply a collection of the best. 

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  • “These delightful works…some of the best poetry you will ever hear, are skillfully read by actors Alexander Scourby, Bramwell Fletcher, and the glorious Nancy Wickwire.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “The readings are seamlessly and expertly delivered with sensitive interpretations.”


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About the Author

Mark Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory University and has worked as a director of research and analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversaw studies about culture and American life. His writing has appeared in many publications and scholarly periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Bauerlein lives with his family in Atlanta.

About the Narrators

Alexander Scourby (1913–1985) was a stage and screen actor. He distinguished himself as narrator of many television specials, most notably The Body Human, and recorded more than five hundred books for the blind for the Library of Congress, including the Bible.

Nancy Wickwire (1925–1974) was an American actress known for her roles on numerous soap operas, including Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Another World, and Days of Our Lives.

Bramwell Fletcher (1904–1988) was a British stage, film, and television actor. His film credits include The Mummy, Random Harvest, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Svengali.