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The London Library of Recorded English

The London Library of Recorded English is a collection of recorded poetry and prose that features the works of renowned figures in English language literature including John Keats, Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Hardy, William Wordsworth, and others read by acclaimed artists, actors, writers, and broadcasters including Dylan Thomas, Jill Balcon, Robert Eddison, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Carleton Hobbs. The albums of the collection are arranged by form and by era and feature lyric poetry and Shakespearean drama. The series, originally released on Alpha Records in the late 1940s and on Britam Classic Recordings in the mid-1960s, was co-edited by V.C. Clinton Baddeley and Joseph Compton. All have long been out-of-print. The acquisition of The London Library of Recorded English expands on the already-significant poetry and prose recordings in the Smithsonian Folkways catalog.

Note: Books II and III are currently unavailable.

The London Library of Recorded English, Book I: Lyric Poetry
The London Library of Recorded English, Book I: Lyric Poetry
LL01001 (1964)
The London Library of Recorded English, Book III: Narrative Poetry
The London Library of Recorded English, Book III: Narrative Poetry
LL01003 (1965)
The London Library of Recorded English, Book IV: Shakespearean Dramatic Poetry
The London Library of Recorded English, Book IV: Shakespearean Dramatic Poetry
LL01004 (1965)
The London Library of Recorded English, Book V: 16th and 17th Century Poetry
The London Library of Recorded English, Book V: 16th and 17th Century Poetry
LL01005 (1965)
The London Library of Recorded English, Book VI: 18th and 19th Century Poetry
The London Library of Recorded English, Book VI: 18th and 19th Century Poetry
LL01006 (1965)

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