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The Metaphysical Poets

John Donne

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Description:

John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment that made much conventional poetry look merely decorative. This collection provides the perfect introduction to this diverse group of fascinating poets.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Marvell, Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, Roy McMillan

Length:

1h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:20