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    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader, Agamemnon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent audio book for an epic poem.

    • By James on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $21.38

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Homer's epic poem, written near the end of eighth century BC in Greece, follows the hero Odysseus as he journeys home after the fall of Troy. Many scholars believe that The Odyssey was originally composed as an oral tradition and was more likely meant to be heard than read, making it a great listen.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems

    • By: Alexander Pope
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Rape of the Lock' was one of Alexander Pope's most popular poems. It was a satirical attempt to reconcile the real-life warring of two Catholic families whose feud had started with the supposed nicking of a lock of hair from the undeniably beautiful head of Arabella Fermor by her admirer, Lord Petre.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Poetry of July

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: William Shakespeare, John Keats, Emily Dickenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    July - the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and summer is a rich harvest of colours and sights. Poets of the calibre of Shakespeare, Keats, Pope, Whitman, and Tennyson describe and marshall their thoughts for our delight.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • An Essay on Criticism

    • By: Alexander Pope
    • Narrated by: Denis Daly
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1711, An Essay on Criticism was one of Pope's earliest major poems. As the title suggests, it is an exploration of what Pope considered to be the essential aspects of good critical writing. 

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Poetry of Alexander Pope

    • By: Alexander Pope
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Alexander Pope was born on May 21st, 1688 into a Catholic family in London. Over the years and centuries since his death, Pope’s work has been in and out of favour, but with this distance he is now truly recognised as one of England’s greatest poets. This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialised imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.

    Regular price: $7.08

    • Pastorals

    • By: Alexander Pope
    • Narrated by: Greg Martin
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Alexander Pope wrote the "Pastorals" in 1704 at the age of 16, but it was only in 1709 that the publisher Jacob Tonson included them in his Poetical Miscellanies. The cycle of poems with a preface – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter– were highly stylized and inspired by Virgil’s Eclogues. In the "Pastorals", Pope develops a theory of the relationship between art and nature. 

    Regular price: $1.74

    • The Poetry of Alexander Pope

    • By: Alexander Pope
    • Narrated by: George Rylands
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A selection of Alexander Pope's finest poetry read by George Rylands, Peggy Ashcroft, and Emma Topping.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Summer - A Season in Verse

    • By: John Keats, Alexander Pope, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Summer beckons each and every one of us to its warm embrace. For many of us it is the season we can most enjoy; the days are long and warm and all manner of things become easier. Nature shows us her most colourful side as she fills the landscape with colours and textures of every hue. As for ourselves we all seem a little more approachable, a little more likable. For poets, the Summer season conjures up many themes and images.

    Regular price: $5.45