Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (version 2)


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The Bronte sisters, most famous for their novels, began their career with a slim volume of poetry, published under pseudonyms. It only sold two volumes, but inspired much interest in the identities of the unknown poets. This is a recording of the more successful 1850 edition, which includes additional poems by Emily and Anne which Charlotte collected after their deaths. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

(4 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Pilate's Wife's Dream 10:01 Read by Libby Gohn
Mementos 12:51 Read by Libby Gohn
The Wife's Will 10:14 Read by Libby Gohn
Frances 11:49 Read by Libby Gohn
Gilbert 17:28 Read by Libby Gohn
Life 1:21 Read by Libby Gohn
The Letter 3:51 Read by Libby Gohn
Regret 1:44 Read by Libby Gohn
Presentiment 3:30 Read by Libby Gohn
The Teacher's Monologue 4:30 Read by Libby Gohn
Passion 2:43 Read by Libby Gohn
Preference 3:35 Read by Libby Gohn
Evening Solace 2:02 Read by Libby Gohn
Stanzas 2:29 Read by Libby Gohn
Parting 1:42 Read by Libby Gohn
Apostasy 3:49 Read by Libby Gohn
Winter Stores 2:37 Read by Libby Gohn
The Missionary 8:12 Read by Libby Gohn
Faith and Despondency 3:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Stars 2:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Philosopher 2:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Remembrance 2:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Death-Scene 2:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Song 1:38 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Anticipation 2:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Prisoner 4:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Hope 1:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Day Dream 3:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
To Imagination 2:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
How Clear She Shines 2:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Sympathy 1:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Plead for Me 2:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Self-Interogation 2:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Death 2:31 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Stanzas to --- 1:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Honour's Martyr 3:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Stanzas 1:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
My Comforter 2:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Old Stoic 1:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Reminiscence 1:13 Read by Drew Johnson
The Arbour 1:53 Read by Drew Johnson
Home 1:43 Read by Drew Johnson
Vanitas Vanitatum, Omnia Vanitas 2:56 Read by Drew Johnson
The Penitent 0:59 Read by Drew Johnson
Music on Christmas Morning 2:37 Read by Drew Johnson
Stanzas 1:45 Read by Drew Johnson
If This Be All 1:48 Read by Drew Johnson
Memory 2:44 Read by Drew Johnson
To Cowper 2:30 Read by Drew Johnson
The Doubter's Prayer 2:51 Read by Drew Johnson
A Word to the "Elect" 2:50 Read by Drew Johnson
Past Days 1:49 Read by Drew Johnson
The Consolation 1:56 Read by Drew Johnson
Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day 1:10 Read by Drew Johnson
Views of Life 8:28 Read by Drew Johnson
Appeal 0:52 Read by Drew Johnson
The Student's Serenade 2:01 Read by Drew Johnson
The Captive Dove 1:45 Read by Drew Johnson
Self-Congratulation 2:56 Read by Drew Johnson
Fluctuations 2:00 Read by Drew Johnson
Introduction to Selections from the Poems by Ellis Bell 5:57 Read by Libby Gohn
I. 3:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
II. Bluebell 2:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
III. 4:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Untitled ("Shall earth no more inspire thee") 1:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Night-Wind 3:53 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Love and Friendship 1:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Elder's Rebuke 2:15 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Wanderer from the Fold 2:11 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Warning and Reply 1:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Last Words 1:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Lady to Her Guitar 1:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Two Children 3:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Visionary 2:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Encouragement 1:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Stanzas 1:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Untitled ("No coward soul is mine") 2:11 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Introduction to Selections from the Poems by Acton Bell 2:10 Read by Libby Gohn
Despondency 1:48 Read by Drew Johnson
A Prayer 1:14 Read by Drew Johnson
In Memory of a Happy Day in February 2:20 Read by Drew Johnson
Confidence 1:18 Read by Drew Johnson
Lines Written from Home 2:11 Read by Libby Gohn
The Narrow Way 2:01 Read by Drew Johnson
Domestic Peace 1:46 Read by Drew Johnson
The Three Guides 9:48 Read by Drew Johnson
Untitled ("I hoped, that with the brave and strong") 2:17 Read by Libby Gohn