The Poetry of Henry Alford Audiobook, by Henry Alford Play Audiobook Sample

The Poetry of Henry Alford Audiobook

The Poetry of Henry Alford Audiobook, by Henry Alford Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe Publisher: Copyright Group Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 0.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781780004167

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04:10 minutes

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30 seconds

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01:11 minutes

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Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at their command, it is not surprising that English poets have produced some of the most beautiful, moving, and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this collection, we look at the works of the Victorian poet Henry Alford.

Alford was born in London in 1810. Something of a prodigy, he had published several Latin odes and a history of the Jews by the time he was ten years old. After graduating from Cambridge, his life was to follow in the family footsteps of being a clergyman; he held the post of Vicar at Wymeswold in Leicestershire for the next eighteen years. Much of his career highlights are based on his theology and such works as his startling four volume edition of the New Testament in Greek.

A fine example of a Victorian poet who managed to write several volumes of his own verse, Alford produced work that is religious in tone yet has an undeniable quality of wonderment.

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About Henry Alford

Henry Alford is the author of several acclaimed works of investigative humor, including How To Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth); Big Kiss: One Actor’s Desperate Attempt to Claw His Way to the Top; and Municipal Bondage: One Man’s Anxiety-Producing Adventures in the Big City. He has been a regular contributor to the New York Times and Vanity Fair and a staff writer at Spy. He has also written for the New Yorker, GQ, New York, Details, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, the Village Voice, and Paris Review. He lives in Manhattan.

About the Narrators

Richard Mitchley is an actor and narrator who has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet…, The Black Adder, and Doctor Who

Ghizela Rowe has worked in broadcast television for thirty years on a broad range of programming. Her specialization is in music. She helps run the Copyright Group, an extensive collection of master recording rights, and has lent her voice to many audiobooks, including The Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell: The Short Stories, and The Romantics: An Introduction.