Treasury of Victorian Poetry
Robert Browning, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Algernon Charles Swinburne, Read by Sir John Gielgud, Peter Orr, Gwen Watford and David King

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Narrated By: Sir John Gielgud, Peter Orr, Gwen Watford, David King

Duration: 3 hours and 5 minutes

What to expect

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.

A collection of the greatest poetry from the Victorian era, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors.

Science, religion, and sexuality are played out in these timeless readings of poetry written during the Romantic period.

Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Peter Orr; Gwen Watford; and David King.

This collection includes poems from:
• Robert Browning
• Lord Alfred Tennyson
• Christina Rossetti
• Gerard Manley Hopkins
• Dante Gabriel Rossetti
• Algernon Charles Swinburne
• Paul Edmonds
• Matthew Arnold
• Haldreyn (William Morris)
• Arthur Hugh Clough


Poetry, Classic & pre-20th century poetry, Modern & contemporary poetry (c 1900 onwards), Poetry anthologies (various poets)

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