The Great Poets – Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) and Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) were both regarded as the female poet laureates of their time, and between them their writings spanned almost the entire Victorian age, from the end of Romanticism to the beginnings of Modernism. This selection of their shorter works contains all the major themes that animated them?- social justice, faith, love and mortality?- and some of the best-loved poetry in English, including In The Deep Midwinter and How Do I Love Thee? These poems reflect the changing world in which they were composed, but they also reflect the complex passions of two extraordinary women.

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Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti
Read by: Rachel Bavidge, Georgina Sutton
Audiobook Type: selections
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 01:17:47
Download size: 32 MB
ISBN: 9789629548223

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Rachel Bavidge, Georgina Sutton

Rachel Bavidge was born in North Shields in Tyneside and moved to Oxford in her early teens. She has narrated numerous audio books and has just completed six months as a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. Theatre credits include Mrs Boyle in Whose Life is it Anyway? (West End) and Margaret in Much Ado (Theatre Royal, Bath) both directed by Peter Hall. TV includes The Bill, Casualty, Doctors, The IT Crowd, Inspector Lynley, Wire in the Blood, and Bad Girls.