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The Divine Comedy (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

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Dante Alighieri


The Divine Comedy (in Italian, Divina Commedia, or just La commedia or Comedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri in the first deca…

Der Fliegende Holländer

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Julius Wolff


Wolff gehört zu den sogenannten Butzenscheibendichtern. Dieser Begriff wurde zuerst 1884 von Paul Heyse verwendet, um damit zeitgen&oum…

El Cuervo

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Edgar Allan Poe


El cuervo de Edgar Allan Poe es un poema narrativo que fue publicado por primera vez en el año 1845 durante el mes de enero, es uno d…

Venus and Adonis (dramatic reading)

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William Shakespeare


Venus and Adonis is Shakespeare's narrative poem about the love of the goddess Venus for the mortal youth Adonis, dedicated partly to his pa…

The Island

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Written late in his career, Byron's narrative poem The Island tells the famous story of the mutiny on board the Bounty, and follows the muti…

Евгений Онегин (Eugene Onegin)

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Alexander Pushkin


This novel in verses is an example of Russian classic literature. The plot tells about young nobleman moving to country from St. Petersburg,…

The Rape of the Lock

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Alexander Pope


The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany in May 17…

The Lays of Ancient Rome

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


The Lays of Ancient Rome comprise four narrative poems comprised by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay: recalling popular episodes from Roman h…

La Cautiva

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Esteban Echeverría


La Cautiva es un poema narrativo épico, publicado originalmente en 1837. Se considera la obra más representativa del romantici…

Fausto

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Estanislao del Campo


En este tradicional poema de la literatura gauchesca argentina, el gaucho Anastasio "el Pollo" se encontró con su amigo Lag…

The Lord of the Isles

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Sir Walter Scott


In stunning narrative poetry, the story begins during the time when Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick has been hunted out of Scotland into exile…

The Wanderings of Oisin

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William Butler Yeats


This narrative poem is composed in three parts, and consists of a dialogue between the aged Irish hero Oisín and St. Patrick. Oison…

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

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William Henry Davies


The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp is an autobiography published in 1908 by the Welsh poet and writer W. H. Davies (1871–1940). A large part…

Balder Dead (version 2)

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Matthew Arnold


The poem begins with the beloved god Balder, thought to be invulnerable, dead at the hands of the inoffensive blind god Hoder, in a game. L…

The Raven and The Philosophy Of Composition

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Edgar Allan Poe


Poe’s famous narrative poem and the author’s reflections on its composition. (David Wales)

The Lay of the Last Minstrel

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Sir Walter Scott


An aging minstrel seeks who hospitality at Newark Castle and in recompense tells a tale of a sixteenth-century Border feud. In the poem, Lad…

Casey at the Bat

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Ernest Lawrence Thayer


LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Casey at the Bat by Ernst Lawrence Thayer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for Decemb…

The Ring and the Book

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Robert Browning


"Better translate--"A Roman murder-case: "Position of the entire criminal cause "Of Guido Franceschini, nobleman, "…

The Bridal of Triermain

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Sir Walter Scott


Scott's The Bridal of Triermain is a rhymed, romantic, narrative poem which weaves together elements of popular English legend using dramati…

Sohrab and Rustum: An Episode

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Matthew Arnold


A young soldier born among Tartars but sired by the mighty Persian lord Rustum, serves in the Tartar army, seeking his great father. To this…

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