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Publisher Description

Idealist, atheist, outcast, political radical and, of course, poet – Percy Bysshe Shelley was, in many ways, the epitome of the Romantic artist. His poetry was an outlet for his passionately-held and highly unpopular beliefs; beliefs which resulted in social exclusion, exile, and possibly even his premature death at the age of twenty-nine. His work is a monument to his convictions and to the power of the human spirit, and today it is recognised as a key contribution to Romantic literature. This anthology contains many of his best-known poems, including Ozymandias, The Mask of Anarchy and To a Skylark, as well as excerpts from (among others) Prometheus Unbound and Adonaïs, all read by Bertie Carvel, one of the most talented English actors of his generation.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
BC
Bertie Carvel
LENGTH
01:18
hr min
RELEASED
2008
March 1
PUBLISHER
Naxos Audiobooks
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
40.9
MB

Customer Reviews

bcf4444 ,

well worth the price

In addition to what's in the summary, you get: Mutability, To Wordsworth, Hymn to intellectual beauty (you hear this with the "preview"), Stanzas written in dejection near Naples, Ode to the west wind, The cloud, With a guitar (to Jane), Song (Rarely comest thou), To Jane (the invitation), When the lamp is shattered, To Jane (the recollection), and a few others. The extracts (Queen Mab, Prometheus unbound, Epipsychidion) are generally short, usually a couple of stanzas. The audiobook comes as one 80 minute track with the poems as the "chapters"; if you burn to a cd they'll appear as separate tracks.

sfawn ,

The Great Poets: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Its a great collection, but really, no table of contents and no ability to skip to the start of the next poem? Good grief.

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