Our Poetical Favorites:Vol. 1 Asahel Clark Kendrick
Our Poetical Favorites:A Selection From the Best Minor Poems of the English Language (Classic Reprint) Asahel Clark Kendrick
Poetical Favorites, Yours and Mine (Classic Reprint): Warren Snyder
Work of the Wits:A Choice Collection of Sparkling Wit and Humor, Favorite Readings From Popular Humorists, Wit and Humor of All Nations, Miseries of Life Humorously Treated, Poetical Pleasantries, Miscellaneous Smiles, Conundrums, Etc (Classic Reprint) Adam Craig
English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry. From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history (especially written for Naxos Audiobooks) introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favorites and some lesser-known gems. Whitfield explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works. The lyrical powers of the most remarkable poets of the English language are illustrated with over 70 extracts. This is the latest release from Naxos Audiobooks´ successful History series, which includes accounts of English literature, theatre, and opera. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Jacobi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000528/bk_naxo_000528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Byron´s exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, a handsome and charming young man naturally gifted with the ladies. After his first illicit love affair at the age of 16 in his native Spain, he is exiled to Italy. Following a dramatic shipwreck, his exploits take him to Greece, where he is sold as a slave, and to Russia, where he becomes a favorite of the Empress Catherine, who sends him on to England. Written in ottava rima stanza form, Byron´s Don Juan blends high drama with outrageous farce. Sprinkled with digressions on wealth, power, society, chastity, poets, and England, Don Juan is a poetical novel of satirical fervor and wit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001981/bk_blak_001981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Robert Macfarlane, the acclaimed author of The Old Ways-a celebration of the language of landscape and the power of words to shape our sense of place For years now, the British writer Robert Macfarlane has been collecting place-words: terms for aspects of landscape, nature, and weather, drawn from dozens of languages and dialects of the British Isles. In this, his fifth book, Macfarlane brilliantly explores the linguistic and literary terrain of the British archipelago, from the Shetlands to Cornwall and from Cumbria to Suffolk, offering themed glossaries of hundreds of these rare, deeply local, poetical terms, organized by such geographical terrains as flatlands, uplands, waterlands, coastlands, woodlands, and underlands. Interspersed with this archive of place words are biographical essays in which Macfarlane writes of his favorite authors who have paid close attention to the natural world and who embody in their own work the huge richness of place language-from Barry Lopez and John Muir to Nan Shepard, J. A. Baker, and Roger Deakin. Landmarks is a book about the power of language and how it can become a way to know and love landscape, from a writer acclaimed for his own precision of utterance and distinctive, lyrical voice.