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Selected Poems of John Clare, Volume 1

John Clare

John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably England’s greatest nature poet. He rose to fame when his ‘Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery’ was published in 1820. His language preserves many local dialect words in a mixture of classical forms and heart-felt love of country life and nature. The poems in this collection are from his early career, and are largely free of pointers to his later mental illness. (Summary by David Barnes).

John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably England’s greatest nature poet. He rose to fame when his ‘Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery’ was published in 1820. His language preserves many local dialect words in a mixture of classical forms and heart-felt love of country life and nature. The poems in this collection are from his early career, and are largely free of pointers to his later mental illness. (Summary by David Barnes).
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John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably England’s greatest nature poet. He rose to fame when his ‘Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery’ was published in 1820. His language preserves many local dialect words in a mixture of classical forms and heart-felt love of country life and nature. The poems in this collection are from his early career, and are largely free of pointers to his later mental illness. (Summary by David Barnes).

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

37m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:23