The Great Poets – Gerard Manley Hopkins
A collection of the best-known poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889). One of the Victorian era’s greatest writers, Hopkins’ reputation has continued to grow since his death. Our Great Poets series, launched in 2007, has proven very popular, offering many of the best-loved poems by popular poets in an inexpensive 1?CD collection?- and well read by leading actors. This anthology of works by one of poetry’s most daring innovators will undoubtedly become a best-seller. The collection includes The Windhover, The Caged Skylark, Carrion Comfort, Spring and Fall, and Inversnaid.
Audiobook Details:Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Read by: Jeremy Northam
Audiobook Type: selections
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 01:02:01
Download size: 32 MB
About the Reader
Jeremy Northam is an accomplished actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His work spans stage and screen, including stints at the National Theatre, RSC and leading roles in Emma, The Net, Gosford Park, Happy, Texas, and The Winslow Boy.
Reviews for this Audiobook:
The presence of Gerard Manley Hopkins on the A-level English syllabus for more than forty years means that anyone with a love of language has at least some lines of his poems by heart, so many of you will be able to murmur along as you listen to Gerard Manley Hopkins, the latest in the Great Poets series. Jeremy Northam delights the ear with thirty-eight of Hopkins?s finest poems, beginning with the little jewel of Heaven-Haven and including the incandescent Wreck of the Deutschland and the vaulting leaps of The Windhover. Christina Hardyment, The Times
To read Hopkins?s poetry aloud, you have to be sensitive to all his chiming alliteration, assonance and idiosyncratic rhythm, and yet allow the poet?s own voice to be heard. Jeremy Northam does just that, giving the listener the essence of Hopkins: the ?dearest freshness deep down things?. Rachel Redford, The Observer