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John Clare, The Poetry Of (Audiobook)

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Read by Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe & Gideon Wagner (Unabridged: 1hr 16mins)

John Clare was born on 13th July, 1793 in Helpston, a few miles north of Peterborough.

Schooled only until the age of 12 his early career was that of agricultural labourer, pot boy, gardener and lime burner.  His early life of hardship and frequent malnutrition led to his diminutive stature of five feet and contributed to his later health problems.

In 1820 his first poems were published and began to earn him a reputation as the “Northamptonshire Peasant Poet”.

His poetry sold well but only occasionally did that and other incomes keep his head above water.  Married with seven children the burden was huge and demanding.  Frequently penniless his health began to dissolve.

He last published in 1835 and by 1837 with his drinking out of control and his mental state shredded he entered a mental institution.  He was to reside in such unhappy places until his death.

He died aged 71 on 20th May 1864. His remains were returned to Helpston for burial in St Botolph’s churchyard.

Today he is considered one of the greatest of English poets.  His lyrical works on nature and the countryside earn him this just praise.

 

In this compilation - 

01 - The Poetry of John Clare - An Introduction
02 - The Peasant Poet by John Clare
03 - The Lament of Swordy Well by John Clare
04 - Bantry Bay by John Clare
05 - I Am by John Clare
06 - A Vision by John Clare
07 - All Nature Has a Feeling by John Clare
08 - Nature's Hymn to the Deity by John Clare
09 - The Shepherd's Calendar - March by John Clare
10 - Little Trotty Wagtail by John Clare
11 - The Early Nightingale by John Clare
12 - The Thrush's Nest by John Clare
13 - In Summer Showers A Skreeking Noise is Heard by John Clare
14 - Graves Of Infants by John Clare
15 - The Fear of Flowers by John Clare
16 - The Moon by John Clare
17 - Sudden Shower by John Clare
18 - Summer Evening by John Clare
19 - Wood Rides by John Clare
20 - November by John Clare
21 - Distant Hills by John Clare
22 - The Old Year by John Clare
23 - Idle Fame by John Clare
24 - First Love by John Clare
25 - The Beautiful Stranger by John Clare
26 - The Vanities of Life by John Clare
27 - To Hope by John Clare
28 - The Instinct of Love by John Clare
29 - Earth's Eternity by John Clare
30 - A World For Love by John Clare
31 - An Invite to Eternity by John Clare
32 - Death by John Clare
33 - Pleasure's Past by John Clare
34 - Love Cannot Die by John Clare
35 - Love Lives Beyond the Tombs by John Clare
36 - Decay by John Clare
37 - The Poet's Death by John Clare

 


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