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4.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Blake Narrator: Robert Speaight, Anthony Quayle Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Robert Speaight, Anthony Quayle, and others read a selection of poetry by William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, John Gay, and D. H. Lawrence. 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 Marcus | 2/17/2014

    " blake is a true poet this should be in everyones collection "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 2/13/2014

    " I really wish I could understand Blake. I took a class on his works in college and out of a whole quarter of reading, I only felt I could unravel a few poems. I'm disappointed in myself for this so that's the only reason I don't like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cneajna | 2/5/2014

    " I adore William Blake. He's one of my heroes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 2/3/2014

    " Opens the mind & heart - Blake was ahead of his time, and possibly even ahead of ours "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 1/24/2014

    " I think Blake was a genius, but I don't seek him out. He is not one of my favorites. Maybe too mystical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregg | 1/16/2014

    " Growing up I hated poetry, but Blake was the one that changed that. I found Blake's rhymes pleasing to the ear and I could understand how poetry could convey more than simple prose alone. What I enjoy most about Blake's poetry is when he creates poems in opposition to each other, such as in the Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Leary | 1/13/2014

    " Even if you don't love every poem, one must love his devotion to a vision. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Sheridan | 1/13/2014

    " Beautiful Madness. I love Blake. This book bring his work together nicely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 1/10/2014

    " Blake is arguably the best poet of the Romantic era. However, I doubt I would have tackled him by myself-- I have a profound understanding of him only due to an amazing professor (who had a major man-crush on Blake, by the way, so my opinion of Blake is probably biased as well). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Five | 1/4/2014

    " wish i wouldn't have bought this book considering how much is available on the blake archive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chazaq | 12/29/2013

    " Of course, I didn't read the WHOLE thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 12/24/2013

    " Sorry, I've never thought Blake the poet was all that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cait | 12/14/2013

    " Unstable, Destructive, and of course, Sublime. Always a Blake Fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/12/2013

    " MY favorite poet - he sees a world beyond the surface of our vision! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 12/10/2013

    " "The cut worm forgives the plow" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Schwartz | 5/17/2013

    " Brushing up on Blake, been awhile! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare Bear | 4/9/2013

    " I love 'Auguries of Innocence.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 9/14/2012

    " first read at school, then at college, then at life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 9/2/2012

    " Good edition of the works of Blake with useful annotations. Deserves more attention and use than it gets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 8/11/2012

    " I'd give up all other books for this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 3/18/2012

    " Truly one of my favorite reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriaan Krabbendam | 1/17/2012

    " What can I say? Blake is the uncrowned master of interactive poetry, with a mind and energy to examine all things happenin in his times. A visionary with a smile, with an open wink to the devil, witha deep knoledge of the material, sexual and poetic world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick Black | 12/13/2011

    " William Blake works best when being cleverly quoted by Aldous Huxley. There's an awful lot of chaff in this mighty tome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 9/30/2011

    " will also change your life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 7/26/2011

    " This is the type of writing that will last at least as long as the human race. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 6/10/2011

    " William Blake's writing is still relevant and says so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni | 5/3/2011

    " Gets a four because his prose is uneven at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 4/26/2011

    " I will never be done with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/3/2011

    " Brushing up on Blake, been awhile! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cait | 2/16/2011

    " Unstable, Destructive, and of course, Sublime. Always a Blake Fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/5/2011

    " Succinct and profound. As Aaron Tindall would say, a heavy weight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 11/26/2010

    " This is the type of writing that will last at least as long as the human race. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hanny | 10/8/2009

    " [Poetical Sketches:]
    ...

    [An Island on the Man:]
    ...

    [Tiriel:]
    ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 7/15/2009

    " Opens the mind & heart - Blake was ahead of his time, and possibly even ahead of ours "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 6/2/2009

    " Blake is arguably the best poet of the Romantic era. However, I doubt I would have tackled him by myself-- I have a profound understanding of him only due to an amazing professor (who had a major man-crush on Blake, by the way, so my opinion of Blake is probably biased as well). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Five | 2/12/2009

    " wish i wouldn't have bought this book considering how much is available on the blake archive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriaan | 12/1/2008

    " What can I say? Blake is the uncrowned master of interactive poetry, with a mind and energy to examine all things happenin in his times. A visionary with a smile, with an open wink to the devil, witha deep knoledge of the material, sexual and poetic world. "

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Author William Blake

William Blake (1757–1827) was an English poet, artist, and printmaker. Although largely unrecognized during his lifetime, he is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. He is held in high regard by critics for his expressiveness and creativity and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. He produced a diverse and symbolically rich body of works that embraced the imagination as “the body of God” or “human existence itself.” Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England, he was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions, as well as by such thinkers as Emanuel Swedenborg.