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At a staggering 111 tracks, this four-disc set...


121 x 146 x 24



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The History Of English Literature

Perry Keenlyside


Perry Keenlyside tells the remarkable story of the world's richest literary resource. The book covers the story-telling, the poetry, the growth of the novel and the great histories and essays which have informed the language and the imagination wherever English is spoken...

The History Of English Literature


At a staggering 111 tracks, this four-disc set is an audio history of English literature from the early years of Chaucer to 20th century fiction. The collection is very well put together, narrators Derek Jacobi and John Shrapnel have clear, authoritative voices that complement the material nicely. And the excerpts from the books they discuss are read by wonderful English actors such as Michael Sheen and Brian Cox. Each disc takes on a certain time period, taking its time in describing the literary landscape of everything from the Restoration to the Victorian Age to post World War II. This is obviously not something that can be easily digested in one sitting, but the layout of the material blended with the sheer wealth of knowledge spread across these albums makes for excellent educational listening. ~ Bradley Torreano

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Naxos AudioBooks Histories series
121 x 146 x 24

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  1. Disc 1

    1. Age of Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (7:13)
    2. Age of Chaucer: The Miller's Tale (3:42)
    3. Age of Chaucer: The Franklin's Tale (3:29)
    4. Age of Chaucer: The Book Concerning Piers Plowman (2:40)
    5. Age of Chaucer: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (3:55)
    6. Age of Chaucer: Confessio Amantis (4:34)
    7. End of Chivalry: The Duplicity of Women (2:53)
    8. End of Chivalry: I Sing a of a Maiden (1:20)
    9. End of Chivalry: Carol of Agincourt (1:19)
    10. End of Chivalry: Black-Smutted Smiths (1:30)
    11. End of Chivalry: Le Morte d'Arthur (7:40)
    12. End of Chivalry: Lullaby (3:58)
    13. End of Chivalry: They Flee from Me... (3:53)
    14. End of Chivalry: Utopia (2:17)
    15. End of Chivalry: The Book of Common Prayer (3:48)
    16. Triumphs of Oriana (2:18)
    17. Triumphs of Oriana: As You Came from the Holy Land (2:11)
    18. Triumphs of Oriana: The Faerie Queene (3:16)
    19. Triumphs of Oriana: Astrophel and Stella (3:54)
    20. Triumphs of Oriana: The Sonnets (5:32)
    21. Triumphs of Oriana: Three Sonnets: Shall I Compare Thee to a ... (3:20)
    22. Triumphs of Oriana: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (1:15)
    23. Triumphs of Oriana: To Celia: Drink to Me Only (2:30)
    24. Triumphs of Oriana: Busie Old Foole, Unrulie Sunne (4:46)
    25. Triumphs of Oriana: A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (1:25)
    26. Triumphs of Oriana: Holy Sonnets (2:59)
    27. Triumphs of Oriana: Elizabethan Drama (3:42)
    28. Triumphs of Oriana: Dr Faustas (1:58)
    29. Triumphs of Oriana: William Shakespeare (2:00)
  2. Disc 2

    1. Triumphs of Oriana: Henry IV, Pt. 1 (5:40)
    2. Triumphs of Oriana: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2:40)
    3. Triumphs of Oriana: King Lear (5:40)
    4. Triumphs of Oriana: The Song of Solomon (3:33)
    5. Triumphs of Oriana: What Is Truth? (2:10)
    6. Triumphs of Oriana: Sermons (3:44)
    7. Puritan's Progress: To Lucasta, Going to the Wars (3:17)
    8. Puritan's Progress: Love (3:47)
    9. Puritan's Progress: The Retreate (2:25)
    10. Puritan's Progress: To Daffodils (2:32)
    11. Puritan's Progress: To Althea, from Prison (1:54)
    12. Puritan's Progress: John Milton (4:42)
    13. Puritan's Progress: Paradise Lost (2:44)
    14. Puritan's Progress: The Definition of Love (2:12)
    15. Puritan's Progress: To His Coy Mistress (2:60)
    16. Puritan's Progress: John Bunyan (2:53)
    17. Puritan's Progress: The Pilgrim's Progress (2:55)
    18. Restoration: Daniel Defoe (3:35)
    19. Restoration: Moll Flanders (4:50)
    20. Restoration: A Song of a Young Lady to Her Ancient Lover (2:42)
    21. Restoration: Song for St Cecilia's Day (4:44)
    22. Restoration: The Way of the World (4:50)
    23. Augustan Age: Alexander Pope (4:45)
    24. Augustan Age: The Rape of the Lock (1:40)
    25. Augustan Age: Essay on Man (3:32)
    26. Augustan Age: Jonathan Swift (2:15)
    27. Augustan Age: Gulliver's Travels (2:20)
    28. Augustan Age: Samuel Johnson (3:39)
    29. Augustan Age: Preface to Shakespeare (1:10)
    30. Augustan Age: Henry Fielding (2:80)
    31. Augustan Age: The Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend, Mr ... (3:58)
  3. Disc 3

    1. Augustan Age: Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard (4:54)
    2. Romantic Revolution: Auguries of Innocence (3:26)
    3. Romantic Revolution: Mock on, Mock on Voltaire, Rousseau (2:43)
    4. Romantic Revolution: Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey (2:70)
    5. Romantic Revolution: Kubla Khan (4:58)
    6. Romantic Revolution: The Gothic Novel - Mary Shelley Frankenstein (2:49)
    7. Romantic Revolution: Jane Austen (2:29)
    8. Romantic Revolution: Emma (4:70)
    9. Romantic Revolution: Percy Bysshe Shelley (2:24)
    10. Romantic Revolution: Ode to the West Wind (1:53)
    11. Romantic Revolution: Fragment/So We'll Go No More A-Roving (2:20)
    12. Romantic Revolution: Ode on Melancholy/Ode to a Nightingale/Ode to ... (4:23)
    13. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: Be Near Me When My Light Is Low (3:16)
    14. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: Hard Times/Great Expectations (7:34)
    15. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: Children's Literature: The ... (2:59)
    16. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: Wuthering Heights (6:13)
    17. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: Dover Beach (2:30)
    18. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: Middlemarch (3:29)
    19. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: In Memoriam/Tears, Idle Tears (4:57)
    20. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: A Pause (2:21)
    21. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: My Last Duchess (4:31)
    22. Faith and Doubt - The Victorian Age: Recessional (2:57)
    23. Age of Anxiety: Neutral Tones/Tess of the d'Urbervilles (6:49)
    24. Age of Anxiety: No Worst, There Is None (3:10)
    25. Age of Anxiety: Alfred Edward Housman (1:80)
  4. Disc 4

    1. Age of Anxiety: Into My Heart an Air That Kills (A Shropshire Lad) (1:49)
    2. Age of Anxiety: Henry James (2:20)
    3. Age of Anxiety: Heart of Darkness (4:18)
    4. Age of Anxiety: The War of the Worlds (4:57)
    5. Age of Anxiety: Odour of Chrysanthemums (5:80)
    6. Age of Anxiety: Futility (4:17)
    7. Age of Anxiety: The Second Coming (1:25)
    8. Age of Anxiety: Dubliners/Finnegans Wake (4:40)
    9. Age of Anxiety: To the Lighthouse (3:14)
    10. Age of Anxiety: Decline and Fall (3:24)
    11. Age of Anxiety: Coming Up for Air (3:80)
    12. Age of Anxiety: T. S. Elliot (3:38)
    13. Age of Anxiety: Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love (1:28)
    14. Post-War, Post-Modern: Day-Lewis, Cecil (3:00)
    15. Post-War, Post-Modern: How to Kill (1:11)
    16. Post-War, Post-Modern: A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a ... (2:57)
    17. Post-War, Post-Modern: Ivy Compton-Burnett/Jean Rhys/Doris Lessing (3:10)
    18. Post-War, Post-Modern: Memento Mori/Iris Murdoch/Graham Green (5:54)
    19. Post-War, Post-Modern: The Spire/Angus Wilson/Anthony Powell (6:90)
    20. Post-War, Post-Modern: Lucky Jim (3:35)
    21. Post-War, Post-Modern: Coming (3:54)
    22. Post-War, Post-Modern: The Metropolitan Railway: Baker Street ... (2:59)
    23. Post-War, Post-Modern: Thrushes (2:12)
    24. Post-War, Post-Modern: Empire of the Sun (4:11)
    25. Post-War, Post-Modern: Pilate's Wife (2:19)
    26. Epilogue (2:90)

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