The Waste Land for iPad

A unique reading experience

This award-winning title brings alive the most revolutionary poem of the last hundred years for a 21st century audience.

A wealth of interactive features illuminate T.S. Eliot’s greatest work, including audio readings, detailed notes and expert insights.

Expert perspectives

Over 35 expert interviews, including Jeanette Winterson and Seamus Heaney, filmed in partnership with BBC Arena.

Interactive notes

Understand the poem’s many references and allusions with the help of comprehensive interactive notes.

Watch Fiona Shaw’s gripping performance

Includes a powerful filmed performance of the poem by actress Fiona Shaw, synchronised to the text.

Specially-filmed by Adam Low, director of the BBC Arena documentary on Eliot. Follow the text as the poem is performed.

Six recorded readings

Have the poem read to you by the poet himself, Alec Guinness or Ted Hughes among others.

Original manuscript

Explore the original manuscript including the handwritten edits of Ezra Pound.

As someone coming from the wrong side of the two cultures, Eliot’s poem had effectively been closed off to me for decades. Now it isn’t, and that in itself would almost justify the price of the iPad that made it possible.

The Guardian, John Naughton
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