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Poetry and prose together from literary greats.
Read by Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf & Shyama Perara (Unabridged: 2hrs 25mins)
Literature is a world of words and wonder, able to take us on almost unimaginable journeys from the wild and fantastic to the grind and minutiae of life.
An author’s ideas are his building blocks, his architecture of the mind, building a structure on which all else will rest; the narrative, the characters, the words - those few words that begin the adventure.
In this series we look at some of our leading classic authors across two genres: the short story and the poem. In this modern world there is an insatiable need to categorise and pigeon-hole everyone and everything. But ideas, these grains and saplings of the brain, need to roam, to explore and find their perfect literary use vehicle. Our authors are masters of many literary forms, perhaps known for one but themselves favouring another.
Story. Poems. Story. Within these boundaries come all manner of invention and cast of characters. And, of course, each author has their own way of revealing their own chapter and verse.
In this compilation -
1 - Chapter & Verse - Edgar Allan Poe - An Introduction
2 - The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe
3 - Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
4 - Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
5 - The Bridal Ballad by Edgar Allan Poe
6 - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
7 - A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
8 - El Dorado by Edgar Allan Poe
9 - To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
10 - In Youth I Have Known One by Edgar Allan Poe
11 - Evening Star by Edgar Allan Poe
12 - Israfel by Edgar Allan Poe
13 - Sonnet - Silence by Edgar Allan Poe
14 - The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
15 - The Fall of the House of Usher Part 1 by Edgar Allan Poe
16 - The Fall of the House of Usher Part 2 by Edgar Allan Poe