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The Greek god Hermes descends from Olympus in search of an invisible nymph. He sees a snake who speaks with the voice of a woman named Lamia. She tells Hermes, that her spirit is trapped in this snake's body. She offers Hermes to help him find the nymph if he uses his divine powers to turn her into a human again. Lamia herself is searching for a charming young man named Lycius. Who is the nymph that Hermes is looking for? Why is she so special to him? Why is Lamia trapped into the snake’s body? Will Hermes agree to the deal and restore Lamia’s normal human appearance? Will she find the attractive Lycius? Find all the answers in John Keats’ poem 'Lamia', published in 1820. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. John Keats (1795 - 1821) was an English poet. Besides his writing passion, he was a medical student at Guy’s Hospital. During his short life, John devoted himself to the development of poetry by focusing on the vivid imagery and expressing philosophy through verse. Some of his most popular works are 'Sleep and Poetry', 'Ode to a Nightingale' and 'On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer', which is his most famous sonnet.Show more
This beautiful, giftable collection celebrates the beauty and the agony of love through classic poems, stories, and letters from beloved writers. Because it defines human existence, love is one of art's favorite subjects. Timeless Love: Poems, Stories, and Letters celebrates the mysterious nature of love and passion by bringing together classic works by beloved writers through the ages. Including stories, poems, and letters from Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barret Browning, John Keats, Edith Wharton, and more, this collection explores how each love is singular-yet love itself is universal.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, the battlefield, and the Victorian era, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Themes of war, love, nature, sexuality, and much more are played out in these timeless readings of poetry from the 19th and 20th century. Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Richard Burton; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer; Gwen Watford; and David King. This collection includes poems from: • William Wordsworth • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • William Blake • Thomas Hardy • WB Yeats • Robert Browning • Lord Alfred Tennyson • Christina Rossetti • Lord Byron • Wilfred Owen • Siegfried Sassoon • Percy Bysshe Shelley • John Keats • Gerard Manley Hopkins • Dante Gabriel Rossetti • Ted HughesShow more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Love, romance, and portrayals of nature are played out in these timeless readings of poetry written during the Romantic period. Performed by Richard Burton; Peter Orr; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer. This collection includes poems from: • William Wordsworth • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • William Blake • Lord Byron • Percy Bysshe Shelley • John KeatsShow more
John Keats (31 October 1795 - 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his works having been in publication for only four years before his death aged 25 in the year 1821. Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his lifetime, his reputation grew after his death, and by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He had a significant influence on a diverse range of poets and writers. Jorge Luis Borges stated that his first encounter with Keats's work was the most significant literary experience of his life. The poetry of Keats is characterised by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. This is typical of romantic poets, as they aimed to accentuate extreme emotion through the emphasis of natural imagery. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analysed in English literature. Some of the most acclaimed works of Keats are 'I Stood Tip-toe Upon a Little Hill', 'Sleep and Poetry', and the famous sonnet 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer'.Show more
Sleep. That most mysterious of times. The unconscious hours.Everyone needs it. Whether it's the recommended eight hours, forty winks, cat naps, power naps or other shades of blissful slumber. Sleep offers a respite from the rigors and challenges of the day. A chance for the brain to process what has happened and bring rest and recuperation before the cycle of daytime activity begins again.Also, perchance to dream or, if we are unlucky, the visitation of nightmares.But for some people sleep does not come easy. These can be wakeful hours of frustration or tedium where closing the eyes does not bring the closing of the mind and the slumber so keenly wanted.Part of the problem, in this increasingly frenetic 24/7 world is that we seem reluctant or unable to switch off enough to recuperate; we might miss something. But slumbered hours bring gains in health that far outweigh transitory loss.Our poets from Kipling and Swinburne through Hafiz, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe and a pillowful of others explore the wish to rest, to close the eyes and reside in the land of nod.Show more
Nature loosens her limbs, increases her ambition. Summer's work is intense with colour, she paints with a brighter light. The hours of night diminish, quickly shrink. She has no need for rest but a yearning to work. Vibrant swathes of shooting, pulsing colour almost overwhelm. Her tempo is beyond our awed imagination. Inspired, the air, the sea, the parching earth bring elemental strength. Summer storms, forest fires. The endless blue of sky, of ocean water will not still her work. Mistress of all. Our poets merely the inky pens of her will.In fifty poems we take you on their inspiring journey, reflecting on the miracle of summer.Show more
Love. What is love?The question is asked by each of us but the answer remains elusive. Dictionaries summon up many words but none fulfill. Love itself is often ethereal, felt but only seen in a glance, a look, a fleeting touch. Part of Love’s beauty is perhaps in the fact that the question never can be adequately answered; its ephemeral, a chimera of the heart and only felt. Our own experiences are unique and personal to ourselves and of little help defining it for another.Love is perhaps best expressed through poetry. As Plato said 2500 years ago “At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet”. Writing a love poem for ones’ partner is seen as the most romantic of gestures. It opens our hearts to another's. Lovers love.Here, in this volume history’s greatest poets convey thoughts, feelings and sentiments of love to you in quick (or bite-size) conversations of verse that can slip into your day and your partner's heart.Show more
This is a Century for the history books. The Chinese curse of living in interesting times could not be more suited.A small island continued its expansion across the globe bringing both good and evil in its march. Empires clashed. Revolution shook many. The Industrial Age was upon us.Poets spoke up against slavery bringing social and political pressure upon an abominable horror. It was also the Age of the Romantics; Shelley, Keats, Byron lyrically rapture. Tennyson, Arnold, Browning rode a century of sweeping change of dynamism and great verse.Show more
Nature has dazzled with her work in seasons past and now begins to sculpt with light and colour in yet another masterclass. The landscape can now run from stormy grey to blizzard white and all manner in between. Temperatures drop and the change is dramatic, bleak, but beautiful in its own wonder. Here, each and every day is celebrated with distinct and separate verse; Some poems commemorate the day it was written, others the birth or death of the writer or a particular significant moment that engages poet with date and verse. Once more our classic poets describe the unfolding days…..Show more
January 1st heralds the beginning of the year in the Western world and its Gregorian calendar. For the next 365 days, and February 29th every four years, the days reel themselves off as they follow each other through the weeks, months and seasons. Here, each and every day is celebrated with distinct and separate verse; Some poems commemorate the day it was written, others the birth or death of the writer or a particular significant moment that engages poet with date and verse. Our classic poets have much to say.Show more
These crisply narrated sonnets are the best way to enjoy the work of John Keats. This collection contains nearly ever poem by Keats. Poems are meant to be enjoyed through audio. Whether you're a student or a fan of Keats, please enjoy! This book includes the following: Sonnet I to Sonnet XVII, A Dream, After Reading Dante's Episode Of Paulo And Francesca After Dark Vapors Have Oppress'd Our Plains As From The Darkening Gloom A Silver Dove If By Dull Rhymes Our English Must Be Chain'd Oh! How I Love, On A Fair Summer's Eve On A Picture Of Leander On Leigh Hunt's Poem 'The Story of Rimini', On The Sea The Day Is Gone, The Human Seasons To A Lady Seen For A Few Moments At Vauxhall To A Young Lady Who Sent Me A Laurel Crown When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be Why Did I Laugh Tonight Written In Answer To A Sonnet By J H Reynolds Written In Disgust Of Vulgar Superstition Written On A Blank Page In Shakespere's Poems Facing 'A Lover's Complaint' Written On A Blank Space At The End Of Chaucer's Tale Of 'The Floure And The Lefe' Written Upon The Top Of Ben Nevis, Sonnet To Byron Sonnet To Chatterton Sonnet To George Keats - Written In Sickness Sonnet To Homer Sonnet To John Hamilton Reynolds Sonnet To Mrs. Reynolds's Cat Sonnet To Sleep Sonnet To Spenser Sonnet To The Nile Two Sonnets - To Haydon, With A Sonnet Written On Seeing The Elgin Marbles Two Sonnets On Fame.Show more
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