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Download The History of English Poetry Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The History of English Poetry (Unabridged), by Peter Whitfield
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Whitfield Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry. From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history (especially written for Naxos Audiobooks) introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favorites and some lesser-known gems.

Whitfield explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works. The lyrical powers of the most remarkable poets of the English language are illustrated with over 70 extracts.

This is the latest release from Naxos Audiobooks' successful History series, which includes accounts of English literature, theatre, and opera. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Duckpondwithoutducks | 9/18/2011

    " This book is a fairly standard overview of English poetry, though sometimes the criticisms of certain poems seem personal and not analytical. But, the narrator is Derek Jacobi, and that made me love listening to it - he has a rich and humourous voice. "

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