The Great Poets – Percy Bysshe Shelley
Idealist, atheist, outcast, political radical and, of course, poet?- Percy Bysshe Shelley was, in many ways, the epitome of the Romantic artist. His poetry was an outlet for his passionately-held and highly unpopular beliefs; beliefs which resulted in social exclusion, exile, and possibly even his premature death at the age of twenty-nine. His work is a monument to his convictions and to the power of the human spirit, and today it is recognised as a key contribution to Romantic literature. This anthology contains many of his best-known poems, including Ozymandias, The Mask of Anarchy and To a Skylark, as well as excerpts from (among others) Prometheus Unbound and Adona?s, all read by Bertie Carvel, one of the most talented English actors of his generation.
Audiobook Details:Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Read by: Bertie Carvel
Audiobook Type: selections
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 01:18:18
Download size: 29 MB
About the Reader
Bertie Carvel has worked extensively in theatre, television and radio. Theatre credits include Parade at the Donmar Warehouse, The Man of Mode, The Life of Galileo and Coram Boy, all at the National Theatre, and Revelations at the Hampstead Theatre. He has appeared in John Adams, Doctor Who, Holby City, and Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures on television, and in Rock ?n' Roll, Maurice, Life Class, Breaking Point, Brave Faces, Duty, Diary of a Nobody, The Pallisers and The Crowner John Mysteries (among many others) for radio.