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  • Culture and Anarchy | Matthew Arnold

    Culture and Anarchy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Matthew Arnold
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
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    Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book in 1869. Arnold's famous piece of writing on culture established his High Victorian cultural agenda which remained dominant in debate from the 1860s until the 1950s. According to his view advanced in the book, ‘Culture [...] is a study of perfection’.

  • The Great Poets: Matthew Arnold | Matthew Arnold

    The Great Poets: Matthew Arnold

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Matthew Arnold
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Considered the bridge between romanticism and modernism, Matthew Arnold wrote verse that is simple, unadorned, and straightforward. From the hypnotic and beautiful lines of "Dover Beach" to the pastoral narrative of "The Scholar Gipsy", Arnold cast a gaze at the main intellectual issues of the 19th century while giving a timeless insight into man and nature. This collection covers his major poetic works, including the narrative poems, sonnets and elegiac poems, illuminating the lyricism and serenity of Arnold's best poetry.

  • Narrative Verse, Volume 2 | Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron,Thomas Hood

    Narrative Verse, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron, Thomas Hood
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, David Shaw-Parker
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    Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but narrative verse or poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry, it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 2 we bring you the classics 'Sohrab and Rustum' by Matthew Arnold, 'The Prisoner of Chillon' by Lord Byron, and 'Faithless Sally Brown' by Thomas Hood. They are read for you by the renowned actors Sean Barrett and David Shaw-Parker.

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