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John Clare

John Clare

John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late twentieth century. Known by his contemporaries as the ‘Peasant Poet’ he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum.

John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late twentieth century. Known by his contemporaries as the ‘Peasant Poet’ he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum.
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John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late twentieth century. Known by his contemporaries as the ‘Peasant Poet’ he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Shaw Parker

Length:

1h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:56