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The Poetry Of Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood

The Poetry Of Thomas Hood. Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at the world through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a unique poetic guide to their lives. Thomas Hood was born in London in 1799. Leaving school at 14 he began at a counting house but his health being somewhat poor he took work at engraving. Again his health failed him and he was sent to relations in Scotland. Here, it is thought, began his interest in the outdoors and poetry. In 1821 he became the sub editor of the London Magazine and quickly became part of a wide and varied social scene. In 1824 he married Jane Reynolds and they had two children. Hood’s work is streaked with humour. In his day some of his poems were translated for sale in Europe, an unusual occurrence but one that shows his reach and influence on the poetical scene. Many of his works are considered classics and he remains today as a highly regarded poet of the Victorian era. Thomas Hood died at the young age of 45 on the 3rd of May, 1845. A monument, paid for by public subscription was raised at Kensal Green Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.

The Poetry Of Thomas Hood. Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at the world through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a unique poetic guide to their lives. Thomas Hood was born in London in 1799. Leaving school at 14 he began at a counting house but his health being somewhat poor he took work at engraving. Again his health failed him and he was sent to relations in Scotland. Here, it is thought, began his interest in the outdoors and poetry. In 1821 he became the sub editor of the London Magazine and quickly became part of a wide and varied social scene. In 1824 he married Jane Reynolds and they had two children. Hood’s work is streaked with humour. In his day some of his poems were translated for sale in Europe, an unusual occurrence but one that shows his reach and influence on the poetical scene. Many of his works are considered classics and he remains today as a highly regarded poet of the Victorian era. Thomas Hood died at the young age of 45 on the 3rd of May, 1845. A monument, paid for by public subscription was raised at Kensal Green Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.
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The Poetry Of Thomas Hood. Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at the world through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a unique poetic guide to their lives. Thomas Hood was born in London in 1799. Leaving school at 14 he began at a counting house but his health being somewhat poor he took work at engraving. Again his health failed him and he was sent to relations in Scotland. Here, it is thought, began his interest in the outdoors and poetry. In 1821 he became the sub editor of the London Magazine and quickly became part of a wide and varied social scene. In 1824 he married Jane Reynolds and they had two children. Hood’s work is streaked with humour. In his day some of his poems were translated for sale in Europe, an unusual occurrence but one that shows his reach and influence on the poetical scene. Many of his works are considered classics and he remains today as a highly regarded poet of the Victorian era. Thomas Hood died at the young age of 45 on the 3rd of May, 1845. A monument, paid for by public subscription was raised at Kensal Green Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Mitchley

Length:

1h


Chapters

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01:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:49