Compact Disc $15.00 ISBN: 9780712351362 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only

A Literary Love Affair

Edited by The British Library

Edited by The British Library

Distributed for British Library

Read by Natalie Thomas and Benjamin O'Mahony
1 compact disc with booklet
Compact Disc $15.00 ISBN: 9780712351362 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only
There’s nothing that gets readers’ hearts fluttering quite like a literary love affair. This disc of readings from some of the greatest works of English literature takes us on a tour of the most dramatic and romantic love scenes, from Shakespearean days to the twentieth century. Here are real-life couples, such as John Keats and Fanny Brawne, Lord Byron and the inimitable Lady Caroline Lamb, and the dual-writer households of the Shelleys and the Brownings. Alongside them, fictional couples proclaim their love in the classic works of Jane Austen, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and D. H. Lawrence. The culmination of the collection is a mesmerizing complete performance of the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.
Contents
1. William Shakespeare
Sonnet 116
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 1.10
 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley
 
2. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Letter to Mary Shelley
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.24
 
3. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Stanzas
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 0.55
 
4. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 0.55
 
5. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love’s Philosophy
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 0.49
 
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy
 
6. Jane Austen
From Pride and Prejudice
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 3.33
 
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
 
7. Henry VIII
Letter to Anne Boleyn
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.21
 
8. attributed to Anne Boleyn
Letter to Henry VIII
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 1.34
 
9. Henry VIII
Wherto Shuld I Expresse
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 0.51
 
10. attributed to Anne Boleyn
Defiled is My Name
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 0.41
 
Tess Durbeyfield and Angel Clare
 
11. Thomas Hardy
From Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 6.41
 
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 
12. Robert Browning
Letter to Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.54
 
13. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sonnet 43
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 1.08
 
14. Robert Browning
Life in a Love
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.14
 
15. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Letter to Robert Browning
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 2.40
 
Romeo and Juliet
 
16. William Shakespeare
From Romeo and Juliet
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony and Natalie Thomas
Duration: 10.06
 
Lord Byron and Lady Caroline Lamb
 
17. Lord Byron
Letter to Lady Caroline Lamb
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 2.31
 
18. Lady Caroline Lamb
By That Smile Which Made Me Blest
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 1.29
 
19. Lord Byron
She Walks in Beauty
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.06
 
20. Lady Caroline Lamb
Letter to Lord Byron
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 1.35
 
Gudrun Brangwen and Gerald Crich
 
21. D. H. Lawrence
From Women in Love
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 5.35
 
The Passionate Shepherd and the Nymph
 
22. Christopher Marlowe
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.13
 
23. Walter Raleigh
The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 1.20
 
Oscar Wilde and Constance Wilde
 
24. Oscar Wilde
Letter to Constance Wilde
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.00
 
25. Oscar Wilde
To My Wife
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 0.35
 
Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas
 
26. Lord Alfred Douglas
Two Loves
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 4.32
 
27. Oscar Wilde
Letter to Lord Alfred Douglas
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 4.22
 
Dorothea Brooke and Will Ladislaw
 
28. George Eliot
From Middlemarch
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 4.51
 
John Keats and Fanny Brawne
 
29. John Keats
Letter to Fanny Brawne
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 2.13
 
30. John Keats
Bright Star
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 0.59
 
31. Fanny Brawne
Letter to John Keats’s sister
Read by Natalie Thomas
Duration: 2/27
 
***
32. William Shakespeare
Sonnet 18
Read by Benjamin O’Mahony
Duration: 1.11
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style |

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from British Library. RSS Feed