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    • Virginia Woolf - The Short Stories

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Virginia Woolf. Adeline Virginia Woolf was born in 1882 and was to become a founder of modernist writing. Her background is filled with elements of tragedy that she somehow overcame to become a revered writer. Her mother died when she was 13, her half sister Stella two years later and with that came her first of several nervous breakdowns. 

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    • Forbidden Love

    • The Lesbian Poets - Volume 1
    • By: Sappho, Emily Dickenson, Katherine Mansfield
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, David Shaw Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    In this volume we gather together verse from lesbian poets that is deeply personal and at times overwhelming. It is not just a search for physical love but a journey through the spiritual to completeness, to becoming whole. However we recognise that the label lesbian might be anachronistic and so also include those who stand by their sides or who have a view in verse that helps us to revel in their love. For in the end that is all our journey is about.

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    • St Georges Day

    • A Holiday in Verse
    • By: Robert Browning, John Keats, William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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    The United States has July 4th, Ireland St Patrick’s Day and France Bastille Day. Most Nations celebrate a particular day as ‘theirs’. That day is when they turn to themselves; to reflect on the past, to revel in the present and to look forward to the future. For England 23rd April is St George’s Day. St George, a hero from bygone days, who slays dragons and pursues other mythic deeds, is part of childhood. But for modern times, for modern nations, a greater purpose is needed. For England St George is best now described as a principle.

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    • The Poet Laureates - Volume 1

    • By: Ben Jonson, John Skelton, Edmund Spenser
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    The office of Poet Laureate is a high honour amongst poets. The ancient Greeks had the first idea, and their heroes and poets wore wreaths of laurel in honour of the god Apollo. Many countries now have a laureate, as do many societies and organisations. But perhaps ranked first among them all is that of our own Poet Laureate. Unfortunately no single authentic definitive record exists of the office of Poet Laureate of England. In some form it can be traced back to 1189 and Richard Canonicus, who was employed by Richard I with the title 'versificator Regis'.  

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    • The Top 50 Poems

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, John Keats
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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    Sometimes we just want the best. But that involves choices, judgements, decisions. And that all depends on our feelings, our mood at the time. Even more so with poetry. Would we like a little more pathos, or love, or humour with that? Can we only choose one Keats? And ’If’? Surely Kipling wrote something else? So difficult to decide. This one or that? Is it easier to choose your 50 favourite poets or your 50 favourite poems?

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    • Emily Dickinson: A Poet in Verse

    • By: Emily Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez, Richard Mitchley, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    As private as she was eccentric, Emily Dickinson published only a handful of poems in her lifetime. Most of her work, much of which dealt with themes of death and immortality, was published posthumously, to mixed reviews. But it would be her unconventional poetic style, which was most criticized early on, that would ultimately gain her recognition as one of the greatest American poets of all time. Here, a lovely sampling of the poems of Emily Dickinson is presented for your listening pleasure.

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    • If you have never LISTENED to Dickinson, do.

    • By Whitney on 01-01-18

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    • Gruesome Ghosts: A Short Story Volume

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth Gaskell, Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    At some point in our lives we believe that creak, that low moan, that whisper is something unnatural, beyond our comprehension. And in these stories our instincts are right. We are afraid. And we should be. Perhaps even terrified. In this volume our classic authors take different approaches, but the result is inevitably the same. We are hooked by these unknowable forces, our emotions heightened and rattled by the expectation - or shock - of the next few words.

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    • The Poetry of Hell

    • By: William Blake, John Milton, Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    It is often said that two things are unavoidable: death and taxes. Certainly the latter is a common thorn in adult life, but as to the former it seems that for many people it is merely a hiccup in life’s journey. A journey they wish, if being of good deed and character, to share at the eternity of heaven’s largesse, a reward for faith and the obligations of religion. Of course for those not so fortunate an altogether different experience was prepared for them: hell. Its nightmare visions are so terrifying, conjured up by Dante, Milton, Blake, Baudelaire and many others.   

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    • Rudyard Kipling

    • A Poetry Selection
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Rudyard Kipling. With our almost religious zeal to categorise and pigeon hole everything it should come as little surprise that one of the poems we learnt at school should so regularly be voted the best ever poem. Whether ‘If..’ deserves that credit or not is irrelevant to this empire wandering artist who was not only a fine story teller but a great poet of the Empires, its people and views.

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    • The Poetry of Lord Byron

    • By: Lord Byron
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, but more commonly known as just Byron, was a leading English poet in the Romantic mMovement along with Keats and Shelley. Byron was born on January 22nd, 1788. He was a great traveller across Europe, spending many years in Italy and much time in Greece. With his aristocratic indulgences and flamboyant style, along with his debts and a string of lovers, he was the constant talk of society. 

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    • The Poetry of Ben Jonson

    • By: Ben Jonson
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Benjamin 'Ben' Jonson was born in June 1572. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair and his equally accomplished lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, including time in jail and a penchant for switching faiths, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.

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    • The Poetry of John Milton

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Milton was to now publish his greatest works, which had been gestating for many years. Paradise Lost, perhaps the classic English epic poem was originally published in 10 books in 1667. This was followed by Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes in 1671. Because of his anti-monarchy views their reception was muted, but over the centuries since, Milton has established himself as second only to Shakespeare. He died of kidney failure on November 8th, 1674, and was buried in the church of St Giles Cripplegate.

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    • The Poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    • By: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born on May 12th, 1828 in London, England. Together with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, they developed and founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. It’s mission: to reform English art and return to the detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian and Flemish art. The brotherhood's magazine, The Germ, was first published in 1850, with Rossetti contributing a poem, 'The Blessed Damozel', and a story about a fictional Italian artist inspired by a vision of a woman.

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    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portuguese

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 41 mins
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    Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett was born on 6 March 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, the eldest of 12 children. The family's wealth was derived from sugar plantations manned by slaves in Jamaica, enabling them to also purchase a 500-acre estate in Herefordshire. This wealth allowed her to publish poems from an early age. However, by age 20, the family’s fortunes were in decline, though they were never below comfortable, after losing a lawsuit over their plantations.

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    • The Pre-Raphaelite Poets

    • By: William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, George Meredith
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood began as a group of painters, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, who wished to reject the stern and academic strictures of current painting and return to the simpler and more uncomplicated days before the Italian High Renaissance and the days of Raphael. The movement was short lived but very influential and, as well, was taken up by a number of different arts. 

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    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 11

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: Algernon Charles Swinburne, Georgina Christina Rossetti
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 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.

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    • The Poetry of May

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: John Milton, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 46 mins
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    May - the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and popular for May Day and Workers Rights celebrations. for our poets, including Milton, Hopkins, Von Goethe, Wordsworth, and Longfellow, much else is on their minds, and of course, it's beautifully put.

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    • By Puppy Cat on 05-07-17

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    • The Poetry of April

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Wilfred Owen, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Van Dyke, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 39 mins
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    April - the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar heralds spring in earnest and, of course, April showers and perhaps other unsettled weather. For our poets, including Owen, Stevenson, Van Dyke, Hardy, and Shelley, the month provides a rich source for them to muse upon.

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    • The Poetry of Heaven

    • By: Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Burns
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    It is often said that two things are unavoidable: death and taxes.Certainly the latter is a common thorn in adult life, but as to the former it seems that for many people it is merely a hiccup in life’s eternal journey. A journey they wish, if being of good deed and character, to share at the eternity of heaven’s largesse, a reward for faith and the obligations of religion. Of course for those not so fortunate an altogether different experience was prepared for them: hell.   

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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
    • Unabridged
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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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