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  • Great Poets of the Romantic Age | William Blake,William Wordsworth,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,John Keats, Lord Byron,John Clare

    Great Poets of the Romantic Age

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen
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    With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

    Elisa says: "Inspirational, beautiful and timeless"
  • The Great Poets: John Clare | John Clare

    The Great Poets: John Clare

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By John Clare
    • Narrated By David Shaw-Parker
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    John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late 20th century. Known by his contemporaries as the Peasant Poet, he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum

  • Reise aus Essex | John Clare

    Reise aus Essex

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By John Clare
    • Narrated By Torben Kessler
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    John Clare (1793-1864), ein bedeutender Dichter der englischen Romantik, geriet in seinen späten Jahren in eine tiefe Lebenskrise, bis er schließlich 1837 in eine private Nervenheilanstalt in High Beach, Essex, eingewiesen wurde. Vier Jahre später versuchte er, der Anstalt zu entkommen. Die "Reise aus Essex" ist die Geschichte dieser Flucht. Clare wanderte in einem brutalen Viertagemarsch über fast 100 Meilen zurück in sein Heimatdorf.

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