Robert Browning by Robert Browning audiobook

Robert Browning

By Robert Browning
Read by David Timson and Patience Tomlinson

Naxos

The Great Poets Series

1.25 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9789629548230

Naxos AudioBooks continues its Great Poets series with this selection from the works of Robert Browning. Robert Browning was a romantic poet in every sense of the word. He was an ardent lover who wooed the poet Elizabeth Barrett despite fierce opposition from her tyrannical father, while as a poet—inheriting the mantle of Wordsworth, Keats and Shelley—he sought to show, in the Romantic tradition, man’s struggle with his own nature and the will of God. Robert Browning’s popular poems “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” and “How They Brought the Good News” are often anthologized, but it is in his dramatic lyrics such as “My Last Duchess” and the chilling “Porphyria’s Lover” that his poetic genius shines. Browning, with his unusual use of language, can be a challenging poet, but one who is always rewarding. This selection shows the many imaginative facets of this often neglected Victorian poet. Contents include the following poems: How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix Life in a Love A Light Woman The Statue and the Bust My Last Duchess The Confessional A Grammarian’s Funeral The Pied Piper of Hamelin ‘You should have heard the Hamelin people…’ The Lost Leader Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister The Laboratory Porphyria’s Lover Evelyn Hope Home Thoughts from Abroad Pippa’s Song

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Naxos AudioBooks continues its Great Poets series with this selection from the works of Robert Browning.

Robert Browning was a romantic poet in every sense of the word. He was an ardent lover who wooed the poet Elizabeth Barrett despite fierce opposition from her tyrannical father, while as a poet—inheriting the mantle of Wordsworth, Keats and Shelley—he sought to show, in the Romantic tradition, man’s struggle with his own nature and the will of God.

Robert Browning’s popular poems “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” and “How They Brought the Good News” are often anthologized, but it is in his dramatic lyrics such as “My Last Duchess” and the chilling “Porphyria’s Lover” that his poetic genius shines. Browning, with his unusual use of language, can be a challenging poet, but one who is always rewarding. This selection shows the many imaginative facets of this often neglected Victorian poet.

Contents include the following poems:

  1. How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix
  2. Life in a Love
  3. A Light Woman
  4. The Statue and the Bust
  5. My Last Duchess
  6. The Confessional
  7. A Grammarian’s Funeral
  8. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  9. ‘You should have heard the Hamelin people…’
  10. The Lost Leader
  11. Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
  12. The Laboratory
  13. Porphyria’s Lover
  14. Evelyn Hope
  15. Home Thoughts from Abroad
  16. Pippa’s Song

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Author Bio: Robert Browning

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 1.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English