Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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This abridged collection features short poems by two of England's most beloved female poets. The Elizabeth Barrett Browning works include "How Do I Love Thee?" and selections from "Sonnets from the Portuguese." Among the Christina Rossetti poems is "When I Am Dead, My Dearest," typical of her interest in death. This successful pairing makes for an audio long enough to delve into the religious, social, and romantic themes of the Victorian age yet not so long as to overwhelm listeners. Short biographies of each poet help to put their works into context. The pleasing voices of narrators Rachel Bavidge (The Woman in White) and Georgina Sutton (Kafka on the Shore) strike just the right dramatic tone. Recommended for novice poetry listeners and admirers of these poets' works.—Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789626349205
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Great Poets Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 1 CD, 75 minutes
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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