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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (70 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Browning Narrator: James Mason Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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'My Last Duchess', 'How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix', 'Childe Rolande to the Dark Tower Came', 'Prospice', 'Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister', 'Home - Thoughts from Abroad', 'The Lost Leader', 'Porphyria's Lover', 'Memorabilia', 'Rabbi Ben Ezra', 'The Year at the Spring', 'The Bishop Orders His Tomb', 'Andrea del Sarto', 'Fra Lippo Lippi, - all read by James Mason.

Robert Browning was perhaps the most prolific and versatile English poet of the 19th century, and this recording offers a generous selection from Browning's work, ranging in style form the shorter lyrical poems to the vivid characteristics and perceptive insights of the dramatic monologues, three of which are included here in their entirety. Available for the first time as a digital download.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davis Stamford | 3/31/2013

    " I have been a longtime fan of Robert Browning, a man whose most important works were not realized until after his death, like Porphyria's Lover, an incredible poem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 11/12/2010

    " Browning is a great study of character and his poems are very good at illustrating characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 7/3/2009

    " I first read Browning as a teenager because I had read Barretts of Wimpole Street. I really enjoyed his works and as the years went on, I enjoyed them more profoundly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 3/23/2009

    " I love his dramatic lyrics and monologues but his long form dramas tend to overyly florid and clunky. Mainly because he was more concerned with lyrical style than coherence of plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/19/2008

    " Fairly long poems, it gets a low score from me because his poem the Laboratory is not included (hey, it's good! about a woman poisoning her former lover and his new mistress). However there are some good ones such as 'My Last Duchess'. I'm very picky with poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronald | 10/15/2008

    " one of my favorite book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 7/21/2008

    " My favorite at the unreliable narrator, and a great poet also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 2/11/2008

    " Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister is the greatest poem I have ever read. The narrators un-quenching thirst for revenge is unparallel and the forays from soliloquy to actual human encounter is quite amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael | 1/21/2008

    " must be nice not to hv to ask yrself can there be but one sordello ? since u were the one who wrote the bloody thing ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scarlettfish | 12/9/2007

    " Robert Browning is probably my favourite poet. His poems are dramatic, intense, and so readable and intriguing, with absolutely wonderful, memorable characters and plots. Highlights are definitely My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover. Nobody has ever done the dramatic monologue like Browning. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Browning

Robert Browning (1812–1889), born in London, was a major English poet of the Victorian age. He is noted for his psychological insight into character and motivations, his colloquial English, and his perfection of the dramatic monologue form. He influenced many modern poets, partly through his development of the dramatic monologue and his use of stream of consciousness. He was married to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.