Poetry and prose together from literary greats.
Read by Bill Wallis, Eve Karpf & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 2hrs 26min)
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 - G K Chesterton - An Introduction
2 - The Resurrection of Father Brown by G K Chesterton
3 - The Song Against Songs by G K Chesterton
4 - The Strange Music by G K Chesterton
5 - The Song of Right and Wrong by G K Chesterton
6 - Americanisation by G K Chesterton
7 - The Englishman by G K Chesterton
8 - The Mystery by G K Chesterton
9 - Le Panto by G K Chesterton
10 - The Convert by G K Chesterton
11 - The Human Tree by G K Chesterton
12 - The Secret People by G K Chesterton
13 - The Last Hero by G K Chesterton
14 - A Prayer in Darkness by G K Chesterton
15 - A Ballad of Suicide by G K Chesterton
16 - The Rolling English Road by G K Chesterton
17 - A Somewhat Improbable Story by G K Chesterton