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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
Do men need poems?Is the gender of brawn and 'can-do' really a candidate for honeyed verse?Obviously yes. Through the centuries men seem to dominate the writing of poetry. From books of epics to quatrains of love poetry it seemed to be a man's world. His domain.But take away the stirring deeds of adventure and much of what remains was written in the admiration or pursuit of women.A volume purely for men, to show other facets of their personalities and characters seems to be an obvious choice. One verse fits all is, in fact, far removed from the truth.Men needs words. They need support, understanding as well as goals, ambition and structure. They need purpose, desire; the need to love and be loved.Show more
Nature's year begins. Temperatures slowly rise. Green gradually becomes the dominant colour of the landscape. Rain from drenching showers to windy squalls help nourish the land. Nature has embarked on her epic symphony of the year. Each year, each season, each day is a little different from her previous work. Days lengthen as her canvas and palette grows more confident. Colour emerges from the shades of monochrome. She is at work on tasks everywhere.Naturally our classic poets rise to the challenge knowing that they will only be able to detail fragments or broad brush stroke the whole. They ponder, they write, they wonder.In fifty poems we take you on their inspiring journey reflecting on the miracle of Spring.Show more
For centuries poetry has provided a light in times of darkness. For Abraham Lincoln that light was Mortality. For Winston Churchill it was The Charge of the Light Brigade. For Nelson Mandela it was Invictus. Now, Rob Redenbach recites a selection of ten classic poems that provide timeless advice for keeping your head 'when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.' With a background that ranges from working with the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and being listed by Business Review Weekly as one of Australia's top ten professional speakers, Rob Redenbach has been a guest speaker at over 1000 corporate events nationally and internationally. He is the best-selling author of What I Didn't Learn at Harvard.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
Percy Bysshe Shelley was able to distill big themes into brilliant poems. In this collection ‘The Masque of Anarchy’ captures the appalling terror of British troops killing and injuring their own people as they peacefully protest for the reform of Parliamentary representation at Peterloo in Manchester on 16th August, 1819. ‘Adonais’ majestically captures his admiration and the deep tragic loss he felt for his friend and fellow Romantic poet John Keats. In ‘Ode To Liberty’ Shelley makes a bold plea for the support of revolutionary causes and for the expression of individual freedom.In these three pieces Shelley confirms that he did not limit himself in being part of the Romantic movement and was able to actively comment with conviction and passion on the social and political issues of his day.Show more
A time for harvest. The rich bounty of grain and fruit given by Nature ensures she has prepared everyone for the coming rigors. One last splash of rich, mature colour as everything ripens; colours of glory and then the slow release of her yearly mantle. 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 in myriad ways….Show more
Keats. The name is synonymous with great romantic poetry and great romantic poets. A short life but a legacy of works that few, if any, can rival.And of course his end was to be tragically romantic. Keats was returning one night to his home in Hampstead when he coughed. He coughed a single drop of blue blood upon his hand and said 'I know the colour of that blood, it is arterial blood, it is my death warrant, I must die'.And so it was that tuberculosis took its slow, devastating hold. He moved to Rome hoping the warmer climate would help but died, at age 25, in the Eternal City in 1821.His death robbed the world of its young and beautifully talented wordsmith. Such was the esteem among his fellow poets that so many wrote of the joy of his works and the grief of his death.This is their tribute.Show more
When the wind blows and the rain lashes our emotions can become dulled and our thoughts depressed but sometimes these swirling conditions can excite and invigorate. Whether we shut the door physically or delight in watching nature's displays, we cannot ignore the weather. It's the natural topic of conversation for the British. Summer breezes and spring showers can elevate our senses bringing a thump to the heart, a grin to the face and an abandon to immerse yourself in nature's ever changing wonders.For poets these elemental forces that signal change can often inspire. Muses summon themselves and through brain, heart and pen a myriad of expressions are revealed to a poet and capture his thoughts and views upon these transitory natural forms. Within this volume, poets such as Keats, Emily Dickinson, Algernon Charles Swinburne and Amy Lowell speak of wind and rain to storm and hurricane.This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.Show more
Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life's journey or merely a transit point to Heavenly glory its actual point of impact is, obviously, life changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That's what we thought too. Poets as rich and diverse as Tennyson, Hardy, Shelley & Poe here share their words, thoughts and visions with us. Death is unavoidable but the journey there should be as informed and enjoyable as possible. On this Volume our readers include Richard Mitchley & Ghizela RoweShow more
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