The Great Poets: Rossetti and Browning. From the publisher: “Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) and Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) were both regarded as the female poet laureates of their time, and between them their writings spanned almost the entire Victorian age, from the end of Romanticism to the beginnings of Modernism. This selection of their shorter works contains all the major themes that animated them – social justice, faith, love and mortality – and some of the best-loved poetry in English, including “In The Deep Midwinter” and “How Do I Love Thee?”
These poems reflect the changing world in which they were composed, but they also reflect the complex passions of two extraordinary women. “
This I truly love: Narrative Verse, vol. 3. From the publisher: “Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines, but narrative verse or poetry takes the form of telling a story, whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry, it has widespread roots through almost every culture.
In Volume 3 we bring you the classics ‘Goblin Market’ by Christina Rosseti; ‘The Wreck of the Hesperus’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe; ‘Morte D’Arthur’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson; and from ‘Horatius’ by Thomas Babington Maculay.
They are read for you by the renowned actors Sean Barrett and David Shaw-Parker.”