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4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 4.19 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Donne Narrator: Christopher Hassall Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Christopher Hassall narrates a selection of Donne's finest work, including The Good Morrow, The Funeral, The Sun Rising, and Twickenham Gardens. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clif Smith | 2/2/2014

    " A marvelous mind for prose and poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel Lugo | 1/29/2014

    " Favorite poet. Love his on the edge poems, the ones he wrote before he became completely devoted. My favorite poem was "Death be not proud" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 1/20/2014

    " voice of modern man, poems of spiritual intensity "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 hannah | 1/11/2014

    " Read selected poems, and really need to go back and read more. He's fabulous, though I prefer his less religious works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/5/2014

    " My college favorite! What a guy. I am going to go read a few of these right now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duntay | 12/31/2013

    " The stars are for Donne, not particularly for this edition. But if you just like reading the poems, the edition does not really matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 12/29/2013

    " Reignited my love for Donne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maldemal | 12/28/2013

    " Oh, John Donne. Such language. (I mean that both admiringly, "such beautiful language" and scoldingly "Really, John! A dildo! In a poem!") "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 12/7/2013

    " If for no other reason (and there are many), this edition is wonderful for it's correct punctuation at the end of Donne's famous masterpiece Holly sonnet 10 "Death be not proud" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 12/5/2013

    " This is an enjoyable collection of Donne's work, with some very good essays, but I have found that a few of the footnotes are misleading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 11/7/2013

    " I enjoyed the love sonnets and poetry especially. This edition could have ventured into the poet's life and given some of his pertinent background. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna Marie | 10/10/2013

    " He's not my cup of tea, but he is brilliant with clever usage of "conceits" as I said perhaps a little vulgar for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick B | 10/9/2013

    " His Holy Sonnets are amazing, and classic for anyone whose heard of John Donne, but his other works are greatly over looked. A man who respects religion, but seeks his own path to the truth, as evidenced in his poetry. Beautiful poetry "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanisha | 10/9/2013

    " Donne's poetry is wonderfully and subtley erotic (this guy had quite an imagination for a priest :)...his love poems are clever and witty (The Flea...The Canonization) and his spiritual poems are passionate and painful (Batter My Heart, Three-Person'd God). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zunaira Afzal | 9/14/2013

    " A good read. I think everyone should read these poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 9/9/2013

    " Very different to his contemporaries and I found it complex at first reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramya | 8/11/2013

    " Gorgeous! He has uncanny ability for depth without heaviness. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Drew | 7/22/2013

    " I read this most of this; Theology English 12, 2nd semester, 3rd quarter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 9/29/2012

    " Apart from Donne being one of the most complicated, intelligent, and sophisticated metaphysical poet, I find his violent experience of faith and religious attractive for comparison with his courtship of women in the elegies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 6/22/2012

    " I love John Donne. His love poems are unbelievable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corbin | 6/20/2012

    " I can't really call this one completely read, considering it's in a constant state of being read by me. Reading Donne completely changed me as a person - "Woman's Constancy" had a particularly strong effect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 matthew davis | 5/21/2012

    " metaphysical conceit at its best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Spangenberg | 3/19/2012

    " Probably the best collection of Donne's poetry currently in print. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristine | 3/15/2012

    " This is a nice edition of Donne's works, but even four years after graduating with an English degree, he remains one of the few poets I walked away hating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 6/2/2011

    " Was the highlight of my 18th century lit class in undergrad. Love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 12/26/2010

    " ... I think that says enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Sherman | 9/16/2010

    " John Donne is one of the great poets of all time, read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael | 6/20/2010

    " bought it in a small second hand book shop in canberra, aus. from a thai woman whose face on the left side was covered with liverspots "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 3/2/2010

    " I have several different editions of his poetry and prose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 12/6/2009

    " Donne was the man who made me realize the worth of poetry. In twelfth grade, I read "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and didn't get it at all. But I didn't give up, and once I finally "got" it I realized how powerfully his words had affected me - over centuries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asher | 6/16/2009

    " I have never picked up this edition, and probably it's sad sack, but every man should be carryin' around some down-home-Donne Metaphysical Lovin'. Like a heart-compass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/4/2008

    " I had the opportunity to take a class with the editor of this particular book, and it aided me in learning how to interpret and appreciate John Donne. Overall, I enjoyed this collection of poems. "

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About the Author
Author John Donne

John Donne (1572-1631) was an English poet, satirist, philosopher, and chaplain who is considered a founder of the Metaphysical Poets, a group of writers characterized by their ability to coax new perspective through paradoxical images, inventive syntax, and imagery from art, philosophy, and religion using an extended metaphor known as a conceit. Donne’s works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires, and sermons. He is firmly established as one of the greatest poets in the English language, strongly influencing writers of the seventeenth century. He died in 1631 and was buried at St. Paul’s Cathedral.