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Lyrical Ballads (1798)

Read by Verity Kendall

William Wordsworth

Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, first published in 1798 …

Bars and Shadows: The Prison Poems of Ralph Chaplin

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Ralph Chaplin

Ralph Chaplin and many other prominent members of the Industrial Workers of the World were imprisoned under the Espionage Act of 1917 as the…

Los Nibelungos

Read by Victor Villarraza


En el Cantar de los nibelungos se narra la gesta de Sigfrido, un cazador de dragones de la corte de los burgundios, quien valiéndose …


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Carl Spitteler

Eine Balladensammlung des Schweizer Dichters und Schriftstellers Carl Spitteler. Er erhielt 1919 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. - Summar…

Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads

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John Lomax

John Avery Lomax is a towering figure in the field of early American musicology and folklore. Through intensive field work, Lomax built up …

The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 2)

Read by Gayle Cato

G. K. Chesterton

The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G K Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, published in 1911…

Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

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Toru Dutt

Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in F…

Ballads of Lost Haven: A Book of the Sea

Read by Sean Michael Hogan

Bliss Carman

This collection of lyric poems evokes the sea in every line, from birth (A Son of the Sea) to death (Outbound). The smells, sights and sound…

Ballads of a Bohemian

Read by Kristin Hughes

Robert W. Service

Ballads of a Bohemian is a collection of poems tied together by the narration of the "author" Stephen Poore. The poems speak of bo…

Bib Ballads

Read by Jack Thro

Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner is a typical parent when his first child is born, full of wonder and the rest of the usual emotions as he watches his little so…

Yvain, or the Knight with the Lion

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Chrétien De Troyes

Yvain, the Knight of the Lion is a romance by Chrétien de Troyes. It was probably written in the 1170s simultaneously with Lancel…

Ballad of the Tempest

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James Thomas Fields

LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Ballad of the Tempest by James T. Fields. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 4t…

Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Read by Peter Tucker

Sir Walter Scott

Marmion is an epic poem in six cantos, written in emulation of the ancient Scottish minstrel style which was of such great interest to Scott…

The Hunting of the Snark (Version 3)

Read by Phil Chenevert

Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark - "An Agony in 8 Fits" is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name…

Lara, A Tale

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George Gordon, Lord Byron

This powerful poem narrates the fateful return of Count Lara to the British Isles after spending years abroad traveling the orient. Returni…

Selections from Ballads of a Cheechako

Read by Heidi Preuss

Robert W. Service

These twelve poems are taken from Ballads of a Cheechako which was Robert W. Service's third book of Yukon poems, published in 1909. The wor…

Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving, with Other Ballads and Poems

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Horatio Alger, Jr.

Horatio Alger, better known for his juvenile fiction, also penned some great poetry. His Ballads, including the 8 war poems and his odes, ar…

The Bab Ballads (version 2)

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W. S. Gilbert

The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before …

Translations & Imitations of German Ballads

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Sir Walter Scott

The narrative poems in this collection are written by Sir Walter Scott - the well-known Scottish poet and novelist. Each of these five poems…

Up The Line

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Will Carleton

LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Up The Line by Will Carleton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 7th, 2010.

Lily Of The West

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"Lily of the West is an Irish folk poem. Some say it is a metaphor for the Irish life after emigrating to America." - Summary by …

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