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The Poetry of Alice Meynell (Audiobook)

The Poetry of Alice Meynell (Audiobook)

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Read by Libby Brunton, Ghizela Rowe & Laurel Lefkow (Unabridged: 1hr 4mins)

Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson was born on 22nd September 1847 in Barnes, London.

Her family travelled widely meaning that Alice’s early years were spent around England, Switzerland, and France before finally settling in Italy. Her dedicated interest in religion brought a conversion to the Catholic faith.  Much of that viewpoint is seen in her first published volume in 1875, ‘Preludes’.

In 1876 she married Wilfred Meynell, the newspaper publisher and editor and together they set up and published a number of magazines as well as publishing the initial works of several poets including Francis Thompson.

Despite a hectic lifestyle of her own poetry and essays together with the family business she gave birth to eight children. Her health though was erratic, and she was frequently incapacitated by illness including migraines and depressions.

As the new century dawned she along with many other artists began to question the colonial needs of Empire with its segregation and oppression. In particular she sought and gained a role in the Women’s Suffrage movement as it attempted to obtain greater equality for women.

Today Alice is often overlooked for the quality and stature of her poetry which, during her career brought serious official consideration. She was twice considered but passed over for the post of poet laureate after the deaths of Alfred Lord Tennyson and Alfred Austin.

Alice Meynell died on 27th November 1922. She is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in London.

In this compilation - 

1 - The Poetry of Alice Meynell - An Introduction
2 - The Poet to His Childhood by Alice Meynell
3 - To A Poet by Alice Meynell
4 - A Poet of One Mood by Alice Meynell
5 - The Modern Poet - A Song of Derivations by Alice Meynell
6 - The Poet to Nature by Alice Meynell
7 - In February by Alice Meynell
8 - Cradle-Song At Twilight by Alice Meynell
9 - Song. As the Inhastening Tide Doth Roll by Alice Meynell
10 - Song of the Day to the Night by Alice Meynell
11 - Soeur Monique. A Rondeau by Couperin by Alice Meynell
12 - To A Lost Melody by Alice Meynell
13 - Singers To Come by Alice Meynell
14 - A Shattered Lute by Alice Meynell
15 - Regrets by Alice Meynell
16 - Parted by Alice Meynell
17 - After A Parting by Alice Meynell
18 - Sonnet. Thoughts in Separation by Alice Meynell
19 - In Autumn by Alice Meynell
20 - My Heart Shall Be Thy Garden by Alice Meynell
21 - Your Own Fair Youth by Alice Meynell
22 - The Lover Urges the Better Thrift by Alice Meynell
23 - To The Beloved by Alice Meynell
24 - The Love of Narcissus by Alice Meynell
25 - An Unmarked Festival by Alice Meynell
26 - A Letter From A Girl To Her Own Age by Alice Meynell
27 - San Lorenzo Giustiniani's Mother by Alice Meynell
28 - Maternity by Alice Meynell
29 - The Modern Mother by Alice Meynell
30 - Summer In England 1914 by Alice Meynell
31 - The Lady of the Lambs by Alice Meynell
32 - Builders of Ruins by Alice Meynell
33 - The Lady Poverty by Alice Meynell
34 - At Night by Alice Meynell
35 - Renouncement by Alice Meynell
36 - To the Beloved Dead - A Lament by Alice Meynell
37 - Christ in The Universe by Alice Meynell
38 - Veni Creator by Alice Meynell

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