81 Famous Poems

  • by William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herricks
  • Narrated by Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, Bramwell Fletcher
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Listen to the sound of English as it was meant to be heard.
This collection of timeless British and American poems is an experience to be treasured. The readings, by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, and Bramwell Fletcher, are presented in the order they appear in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, and are selected for their ability to delight. The poetry is also among the most anthologized verse in the English language.
Included are such best-loved works as Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?", John Donne's "Go and Catch a Falling Star", Robert Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", Robert Burns' "A Red, Red Rose", John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn", Walt Whitman's "O Captain, My Captain", and William Butler Yeats' "The Wild Swans at Coole", a total of 81 major poems from 39 poets. It is simply a collection of the best.

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"The readings are seamlessly and expertly delivered with sensitive interpretations." (Booklist)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.