Ultimate Poetry Collection
Thomas Hardy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake, William Wordsworth, WB Yeats, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Siegfried Sassoon, John Keats, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ted Hughes, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Wilfred Owen, Read by Sir John Gielgud, Richard Burton, Gwen Watford and full cast

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Narrated By: Sir John Gielgud, Richard Burton, Gwen Watford, full cast

Duration: 7 hours and 28 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 Romantic period, the battlefield, and the Victorian era, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors.

Themes of war, love, nature, sexuality, and much more are played out in these timeless readings of poetry from the 19th and 20th century.

Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Richard Burton; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer; Gwen Watford; and David King.

This collection includes poems from:
• William Wordsworth
• Samuel Taylor Coleridge
• William Blake
• Thomas Hardy
• WB Yeats
• Robert Browning
• Lord Alfred Tennyson
• Christina Rossetti
• Lord Byron
• Wilfred Owen
• Siegfried Sassoon
• Percy Bysshe Shelley
• John Keats
• Gerard Manley Hopkins
• Dante Gabriel Rossetti
• Ted Hughes


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

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