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The Great Poets: John Masefield

John Masefield

John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves and W.B. Yeats. This collection contains thirty-six poems and spans Masefield’s entire career. There are early poems from Salt-Water Ballads (1902) and Ballads (1903), followed by extracts from the narrative poems The Everlasting Mercy, Dauber and Reynard the Fox. The selection also includes a number of sonnets including ‘On Growing Old’, as well as his poetry on the Romans, alongside a number of rarities.

John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves and W.B. Yeats. This collection contains thirty-six poems and spans Masefield’s entire career. There are early poems from Salt-Water Ballads (1902) and Ballads (1903), followed by extracts from the narrative poems The Everlasting Mercy, Dauber and Reynard the Fox. The selection also includes a number of sonnets including ‘On Growing Old’, as well as his poetry on the Romans, alongside a number of rarities.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves and W.B. Yeats. This collection contains thirty-six poems and spans Masefield’s entire career. There are early poems from Salt-Water Ballads (1902) and Ballads (1903), followed by extracts from the narrative poems The Everlasting Mercy, Dauber and Reynard the Fox. The selection also includes a number of sonnets including ‘On Growing Old’, as well as his poetry on the Romans, alongside a number of rarities.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ronald Pickup

Length:

1h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:02