Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

The Great Poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins

£4.99 Out Of Stock

Product description

A graduate of the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, Jeremy Northam has played many roles, including that of Saint Thomas More in Showtime's 'The Tudors'. The son of two professors, he is perfectly cast to read a poet whose best-loved works include 'That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and the comfort of the Resurrection.' Difficult lines come trippingly off his tongue. This, for instance from 'Windhover': 'daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon . . .' There are 38 poems, each beautifully wrought. I'm a middlebrow, though, and favour a prose setting for poetry. I need context, and I need to come up for air. The only way I could draw nectar from these flowers was to pick one poem and play it over and over again.

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'

CD/Case EX/EX

Item details

Author(s):
Hopkins, Gerard Manley & Northam, Jeremy(Reader)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Compact disc
ISBN-10:
NA190012
ISBN-13:
9789626349007
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks

Sold Out

We're sorry to say this item has now sold out.

There are over 100,000 more items in stock. Start browsing with our suggestions below.

About this item

A graduate of the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, Jeremy Northam has played many roles, including that of Saint Thomas More in Showtime's 'The Tudors'. The son of two professors, he is perfectly cast to read a poet whose best-loved works include 'That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and the comfort of the Resurrection.' Difficult lines come trippingly off his tongue. This, for instance from 'Windhover': 'daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon . . .' There are 38 poems, each beautifully wrought. I'm a middlebrow, though, and favour a prose setting for poetry. I need context, and I need to come up for air. The only way I could draw nectar from these flowers was to pick one poem and play it over and over again.

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'

CD/Case EX/EX

Author(s):
Hopkins, Gerard Manley & Northam, Jeremy(Reader)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Compact disc
ISBN-10:
NA190012
ISBN-13:
9789626349007
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.80

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Carlisle

We are a specialist Oxfam books and music shop. We stock a wide range of books from modern paperback and hardback fiction to specialist non-fiction including travel, biography, sport, art, craft, gardening, cookery and photography, religion and natural history, a range of children's books and many local interest books. We also have a wide variety of old and interesting publications including some rare and collectible items. We stock music in vinyl and CD, together with some DVD and videos. We have modern pop, rock and contemporary music and a large selection of classical vinyl and sheet music. In store we also stock greetings cards and the full range of Oxfam Unwrapped gifts.

View Shop