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The Garden of Kama
by 'Laurence Hope' (Adela Cory)
read by Diana Humphrey

"Pale Hands I Loved Beside the Shalimar"

Perhaps the best-remembered romantic poem of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. One of 84 stunning verses to be found in "The Garden of Kama"

These elegant and uninhibited poems, written by a well-bred Englishwoman in love with the India of the Raj, shocked and thrilled Victorian parlours.

Such frank outpourings of fervour and passion, melancholy and desperation, obliged Adela Cory to conceal her identity under the pseudonym "Laurence Hope". Between 1889 and 1904 she drew inspiration from her own observations and from Indian folklore to produce nearly 200 of these stunning poems &emdash; then brought her own life to a tragic and untimely end.

The Garden of Kama draws the listener into a remote tropical land of temple bells and tamarind trees, desert camp fires and love in exoctic guises.

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84 poems - complete and unabridged
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