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Literary Classics: The Romantic Poets
The Romantic Poets
Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  STUDIO  |  August 1, 2010

The early years of the 19th century were a truly great period of literary achievement in the history of English poetry. Inspired by the rugged landscape of the English Lake District, men such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats and Byron wrote challenging new works that took English poetry into a new and golden age. This episode explores the power and beauty of poems such as I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud, The Ancient Mariner and Don Juan and tells the stories of the remarkable men who wrote them.

The early years of the 19th century were a truly great period of literary achievement in the history of English poetry. Inspired by the rugged landscape of the English Lake District, men such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats and Byron wrote challenging new works that took English poetry into a new and golden age. This episode explores the power and beauty of poems such as I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud, The Ancient Mariner and Don Juan and tells the stories of the remarkable men who wrote them.

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