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    • The Great Poets: William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets with William Blake. This program contains all of his most popular works - including "Tyger", "The Auguries of Innocence", and "Jerusalem" - as well as some lesser-known poetry that demonstrates the range and power of his verse.

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    • Overwhelming, mystical and... menacing

    • By ESK on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Great Poets of the Romantic Age

    • By: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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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.

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    • Very Beautiful Poetry

    • By Ijeoma U on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $20.29

    • William Blake

    • Selected Poems
    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the end of his life, William Blake (1757-1827) gave up hope of being widely understood, but the twentieth century brought to his work a new and intense interest and acclaim.

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    • Musical, insightful poetry

    • By Bryan O'Connor on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Poems of William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Stinson
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Poems of William Blake" includes: "Songs of Innocence", "Songs of Experience" and "The Book of Thel". All three are volumes of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. "The Book of Thel" is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably worked on in the period 1788 to 1790. It was illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic works. The metre is a fourteen syllable line.

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    • Classic Poems for Boys

    • By: G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Jasper Britton, Roy McMillan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5- to 10-year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ "Casabianca" and John Keats’ "A Song About Myself", to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rudyard Kipling, this is a collection to be treasured.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Play this to your children at night to they sleep

    • By James Robb on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Favorite Poems for Children

    • By: Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated by: Katinka Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

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    • A treasure in poetry

    • By Terrance Hanna on 02-04-11

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • By: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Songs of Innocence and Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Brian Murray, Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 44 mins
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    This collection is narrated by distinguished Broadway performers Brian Murray and Suzanne Toren. It contains all 45 poems from two famous works, revealing a child's unspoiled view of human nature and the corruption and disillusionment awaiting the innocent. Included are such favorites as "The Lamb", "The Tyger", and "The Sick Rose".

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    • Static hiss

    • By Michele on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Great Love Poems

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    An anthology of over 60 classic love poems, read by some of our finest actors. Love has always been the supreme inspiration for poets, whether romantic or platonic, reciprocated or unrequited. This collection contains a range of the very best love poems, including Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and Byron's "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" - as well as several sonnets from the master himself, William Shakespeare.

    Regular price: $7.01

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 4

    • By: Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, Edith Evans
    • Length: 33 mins
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    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

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    • Worst ever purchase from Audible

    • By Yon on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Poetry Collection

    • By: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Thomas, C Day-Lewis, Cecil Trouncer
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Dylan Thomas, C Day-Lewis and others join together on this unique album to read some of the world's finest poetry by Blake, Wordsworth and Tennyson.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Milton

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Ernst Schnell, Brian Russel Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    "Milton" is an epic poem by William Blake, written and illustrated between 1804 and 1810. Its hero is John Milton, who returns from Heaven and unites with Blake to explore the relationship between living writers and their predecessors, and to undergo a mystical journey to correct his own spiritual errors.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • The Romantic Poets

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, and Byron. The poets of the Romantic Period celebrated with readings by Sir Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and Tyrone Power.

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    • Romantic Poets...you're on your own

    • By Shawn on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $9.69

    • America a Prophecy

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Rob Goll
    • Length: 24 mins
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    America a Prophecy (1793) is the first book in Blake’s Continental Prophecies - the other two being Europe a Prophecy (1794) and The Song of Los (1795). The poem was engraved on 18 plates with illustrations by Blake, and survives in 14 known copies. Written during a time of great political and social upheaval, Blake uses his own complex invented mythology to explore the human need to resist tyranny. His verse is rich in metaphor, powerful, and apocalyptic in scope.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Poetry of England, Volume 1

    • By: William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    The English language has grown into the world’s pre-dominant spoken language, containing over one million words. Its sources are rich and diverse, having absorbed words from other cultures and times without hesitation. With such talents as Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling, Blake, and many other classic poets using this most flexible language to render their thoughts and visions, it is no wonder that the beauty and reach of English entrances us.

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    • Excellent Anthology of British Poems

    • By Charles on 03-28-11

    Regular price: $6.19

    • 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
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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: $6.38

    • Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

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    • William Blake

    • Poems
    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Nicol Williamson
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    William Blake's highly personal messages of humanity and social conscience are as relevant today as in 18th-century London. Although Blake's works were ignored or dismissed until long after his death, their directness and unsentimental simplicity will strike a chord with many today.

    Regular price: $7.70

    • Poetry, Prose & Verse

    • By: William Blake, Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Robert Speaight, Anthony Quayle
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Robert Speaight, Anthony Quayle, and others read a selection of poetry by William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, John Gay, and D. H. Lawrence.

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    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 4

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: William Butler Yeats, William Blake, Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

    Regular price: $6.95

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