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  • Alfred Tennyson

    NYÅRSKLOCKAN | ALFRED TENNYSON Nyårsklockan (engelska: Ring Out, Wild Bells) är en dikt av den engelske poeten Alfred Tennyson från 1850. Den svenska översättningen, som innehåller versraden 'Ring, klocka, ring' är skriven av Edvard Fredin och publicerades i flera dagstidningar i januari 1889, samma år som Fredin avled bara 32 år gammal. I bokform gavs den ut 1890. Sedan mitten av 1890-talet är det tradition att dikten reciteras offentligt vid tolvslaget på Skansen i Stockholm, vilket ofta sänds i radio och TV.  - Om författaren: Den brittiske författaren och poeten Alfred Tennyson, 1:e baron Tennyson (Lord Tennyson), föddes 6...read more

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    A BBC Radio 3 adaptation by Michael Symmons of Alfred Lord Tennyson's ‘The Idylls of the King’, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith and broadcast on 12 July 2009 to mark the bicentenary of the poet's birth. In this extraordinary epic poem, Tennyson transforms Malory's ‘Le Morte d'Arthur’, infusing the legend of King Arthur with a passionate intensity. Told here in five acts, the central arc of the narrative encompasses Arthur's arrival, his relationship with Lancelot and Guinevere, the Holy Grail, the last tournament and his death. Features Tim Pigott-Smith as Narrator/Tennyson, Jonathan Keeble as King Arthur, Simon Harrison as Lancelot and Kathryn Hunt as Guinevere. Also stars Malcolm...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    December - The 12th month and closing month in the Gregorian calendar. Winter is upon the land and the poets including such as Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Shakespeare and Stevenson reflect their views and thoughts Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; December - An Introduction; Ode Written On The First Of December By Robert Southey; A Calendar Of Sonnets - December By Helen Hunt Jackson; A December Day By Robert Fuller Murray; A Wife In London (December 1899) By Thomas Hardy; Come Come Thou Bleak December Wind (Fragment 3) By Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Snow-Bound (The Sun That Brief December Day) By John Greenleaf Whittier; How Like A Winter Hath my...read more

  • Alfred Tennyson

    Joseph Millson reads Alfred Lord Tennyson's 1855 dark and lyrical poem 'Maud' in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth in 2009. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the 'Classic Serial' slot on 26 July 2009 and repeated on 1 August 2009. A disturbed young man roams the windswept hills, haunted by his father's suicide and his mother's early death. He blames his father's old friend, the lord of the Hall, for his ruin. The young man was betrothed to Maud, the lord's daughter, when they were children, but she and her family left the area after the suicide. But now there are workmen up at the Hall - Maud has come home. Read by Joseph Millson, with Kathryn Nutbeem. 'Maud'...read more

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    Cricket. A Sport In Verse. As the Sun lengthens its days to Summer so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game so encapsulated of village greens, of evening song, of Middle England is now spread far across the world. From the marathon of a 5 day test to the razzle dazzle excitement of 20 Twenty it captures many things; the comforting sound of willow on leather, the slow raised hand of an umpire, the arcane rules and frequent breaks for tea and other necessities sill conjure up the image of a bygone world even though its own is now global TV, night matches and Hawk Eye cameras. In this volume poets throughout the ages share the agony, the ecstasy and...read more

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    The 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892), one of the most popular of poets, is celebrated in 2009. Works such as The Charge of the Light Brigade, Crossing the Bar and Tears, idle tears have made him an internationally famous figure, and the second most quoted writer of all time (after Shakespeare). Tennyson's poetic works encompass a great range of styles, settings and personae, and are known for their emotional resonance and powerful imagery. Naxos AudioBooks's popular 'The Great Poets' series marks the anniversary with a CD bringing together all the key works, read by veteran reader Michael...read more

  • D.H. Lawrence

    01. F.Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 02. O.Henry - The Gift of the Magi 03. Mark Twain - On The Decay of the Art of Lying 04. Sun Tzu - The Art of War 05. E.A. Poe - The Raven 06. Kahlil Gibran - The Madman 07. W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw 08. Anonymous - Aladdin 09. The Founding Fathers - The Declaration of Independence 10. Plato - The Apology of Socrates 11. Lord Alfred Tennyson - Charge of the Light Brigade 12. T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land 13. William Dean Howells - Wild Flowers of the Asphalt 14. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto 15. E.A. Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum 16. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate 17. Leo...read more

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    A collection of Tennyson's poetry: 1 The Brook - 00:16 2 Song from "Maud" - 1:20 3 A Farewell - 2:34 4 Song from “Maud” - 3:26 5 Break, Break, Break - 4:53 6 From “Locksley Hall”- 5:43 7 Song from “Maud” - 6:43 8 Song from “The Princess” - 7:43 9 Lillian - 8:37 10 Ring out, Wild Bells - 9:52 11 From “The Princess” - 11:27 12 Song From “The Princess” - 12:43 13 From “Enoch Arden” - 13:58 14 From “Enoch Arden” - 15:36 15 The Charge of the Light Brigade- 16:56 16 From “The May Queen” - 18:51 17 Song from “The Princess” - 19:36 18 From “Harold” - 20:14 19 From “The Revenge” - 21:28 (From Sam...read more

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. Individual poems detail the deeds of various knights, including Lancelot, Geraint, Galahad, and Balin and Balan, and also Merlin and the Lady of the...read more

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Narrative Verse - Volume 3. 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 of Goblin Market - Christina Rosseti, The Wreck Of The Hesperus - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe, Morte D'Arthur - Alfred Lord Tennyson and from Horatius By Thomas Babington Maculay. They are read for you by the renowned actors Sean Barrett and David...read more

  • Gerard Manley Hopkins

    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...read more

  • John Keats

    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...read more

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    The Charge of the Light Brigade is a famous poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, whose lines 'Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do and die' have made the charge a symbol of warfare at its most reckless. The actual cavalry charge, led by Lord Cardigan, was most possibly based on a misunderstood order which occurred during the Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 during the Crimean War. The brigade was not completely destroyed, but after regrouping, only 195 men were still with horses. The charge of the Light Brigade became a subject of considerable controversy and public dispute throughout England. It continues to be studied by modern military historians and students as an example of...read more

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    Enoch Arden By Alfred Lord Tennyson Narrated by Denis Daly Enoch Arden is a long narrative poem which is built on a theme which has been widely explored in literature and on film. A man is separated from his family due to shipwreck, and marooned on an island. After several years of absence from his home it is assumed that he has died, and his wife remarries and starts a new family. After ten years the man finally makes his way home and has to deal with the trauma of discovering his wife and family happily established in a new relationship. Production copyright 2021 Voices of...read more

  • Alfred Tennyson

    Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life's journey or merely a transit point to Heavenly glory its actual point of impact is, obviously, life changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That's what we thought too. Poets as rich and diverse as Tennyson, Hardy, Shelley & Poe here share their words, thoughts and visions with us. Death is unavoidable but the journey there should be as informed and enjoyable as possible. On this Volume our readers include Richard Mitchley & Ghizela...read more

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6th, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of twelve children. Most of Tennyson's early education was under the direction of his father, although he did spend four unhappy years at a nearby grammar school. He left home in 1827 to join his elder brothers at Trinity College, Cambridge, more to escape his father than a desire for serious academic work. At Trinity he was living for the first time among young men of his own age who knew little of his problems. He was delighted to make new friends; he was handsome, intelligent, humorous, a gifted impersonator and soon at the center of those interested in poetry and conversation. That same year, he and his...read more

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Alfred Lord Tennyson is one of the greatest poets of English Literature. Ulysses is one of his great works. The legendary Greek hero, Odysseus was the king of Ithaca. He was known to Romans as Ulysses. He fought a victorious war against the city of Troy with the Greeks. He fought many battles as a young man and spent ten years battling in the siege of Troy. Tennyson’s dramatic monologue “Ulysses” tells what the aging hero thinks after he returns home after that victory over Troy. The poem tells us about the search for adventure in human beings that makes their lives worth living. Tennyson projects an adventurer who is not ready to settle even at his old age and always yearns...read more

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, was born on the 6th of August 1809 and was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains today a poet of world wide fame. Much of his work is instantly recognisable and within a few words he distils perhaps the very essence of being English with such phrases as ", "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all" and "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die". His poems vividly capture and enthral and amongst their number are "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". He died, mourned by an entire Nation on the 6th of...read more

  • Leo Tolstoy

    Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Edward Gladstone, Guiglielmo Marconi, William McKinley, Leo Tolstoy, William Booth, Pope Leo Xlll, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Dr. Frederick Cook, and William E. Peary. Recording obtained and published by Rick...read more

  • Lord Tennyson Alfred

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Higher Pantheism by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 18, 2011. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. ( Summary by Wikipedia...read more