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Poetry and prose together from literary greats.
Read by Ian Holm, Richard Mitchley & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 1hr 26mins)
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 - Oscar Wilde
2 - The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde
3 - The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
4 - Sonnet to Liberty by Oscar Wilde
5 - Sonnet on Approaching Italy by Oscar Wilde
6 - Easter Day by Oscar Wilde
7 - Helas! by Oscar Wilde
8 - Serenade by Oscar Wilde
9 - Endymon by Oscar Wilde
10 - Her Voice by Oscar Wilde
11 - Impression du Matin by Oscar Wilde
12 - Requescat by Oscar Wilde
13 - A Vision by Oscar Wilde
14 - The Grave of Shelley by Oscar Wilde
15 - The Canterville Ghost - Part 1 by Oscar Wilde
16 - The Canterville Ghost - Part 2 by Oscar Wilde