The Three Rulers

Adelaide Anne PROCTER (1825 - 1864)

Adelaide Anne Procter was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. She became unhealthy, possibly due to her charity work, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 38. Procter's literary career began when she was a teenager; her poems were primarily published in Charles Dickens's periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round and later published in book form. Her charity work and her conversion to Roman Catholicism appear to have strongly influenced her poetry, which deals most commonly with such subjects as homelessness, poverty, and fallen women. Procter was the favourite poet of Queen Victoria. Her poetry went through numerous editions in the 19th century; Coventry Patmore called her the most popular poet of the day, after Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Her poems were set to music and made into hymns, and were published in the United States and Germany as well as in England. Nonetheless, by the early 20th century her reputation had diminished, and few modern critics have given her work attention. Those who have, however, argue that Procter's work is significant, in part for what it reveals about how Victorian women expressed otherwise repressed feelings. (summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Three Rulers - Read by BK Bruce Kachuk
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Play 02 The Three Rulers - Read by CB Caitlin Buckley
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Play 03 The Three Rulers - Read by CRC Christie Crews
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Play 04 The Three Rulers - Read by DL David Lawrence
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Play 05 The Three Rulers - Read by EL Newgatenovelist
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Play 06 The Three Rulers - Read by GG Greg Giordano
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Play 07 The Three Rulers - Read by IK Ian King
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Play 08 The Three Rulers - Read by JAB Joe Brenneman
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Play 09 The Three Rulers - Read by JM J. McDougall
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Play 10 The Three Rulers - Read by JMC Jim McNamara
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Play 11 The Three Rulers - Read by LAH Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 12 The Three Rulers - Read by LF Livia F.
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Play 13 The Three Rulers - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
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Play 14 The Three Rulers - Read by MK Maria Kasper
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Play 15 The Three Rulers - Read by SABT SkyAlbatross
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