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Humility : The Beauty of Holiness

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Andrew Murray


A book on the all importance of humility, how Jesus was humble, and how we also can become humble. Murray wrote "Without humility, ther…

The Wise Woman

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George MacDonald


George MacDonald was an influential Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. MacDonald’s works (particularly his fairy tales and fanta…

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…

A Selection of Divine Poems

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John Donne


John Donne was an English Jacobean preacher, sometime lawyer, later in life a Member of Parliament and Royal Chaplain. Marrying for love aga…

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…

Harold the Dauntless

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Sir Walter Scott


Harold the Dauntless is a rhymed, romantic, narrative-poem by Sir Walter Scott. Written in 1817, it weaves together elements of popular Engl…

Eros and Psyche

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Robert Bridges


Bridges' Eros and Psyche retells the Eros (= Cupid) and Psyche myth first recorded by Lucius Apuleius in his book The Golden Ass. The poem …

Balder Dead

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Matthew Arnold


Balder Dead" is a beautiful epic poem by Matthew Arnold. It draws from Norse mythology to retell the story of the the death of Odin's s…

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Fitzgerald 5th edition)

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Omar Khayyám


The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is so-named from the Persian word rubáiyát - a Persian word denoting a speci…

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…

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…

The Siege of Corinth

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


In this moving poem, Byron recounts the final, desperate resistance of the Venetians on the day the Ottoman army stormed Acrocorinth: reveal…

The Song of Hugh Glass

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John Neihardt


This poem tells a story that begins in 1823 - just after the Leavenworth campaign against the Arikara Indians - and follows an expedition of…

Tristram and Iseult & Sohrab and Rustum

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Matthew Arnold


Tristam & Iseult is a narrative poem containing strong romantic and tragic themes: and was first published in 1852 by Matthew Arnold. Th…

The Battle of Marathon

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning


The Battle of Marathon is a rhymed, dramatic, narrative-poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Written in 1820, it retells powerfully The Battl…

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…

The Divine Enchantment

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John Neihardt


When the princess Devanaguy falls into a deep trance-like sleep, she is visited by the god Vishnu: who causes her to fall pregnant with his…

Trader Tales 1: Quarter Share

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Nathan Lowell


When Ishmael Wang is orphaned by a flitter crash, he must make some hard decisions about how to survive in a Company-owned universe. With li…

Trader Tales 2: Half Share

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Nathan Lowell


After Ishmael Wang is promoted to the environmental section, he's caught in a swirl of mystery, doubt, belief, lust and a really nice fittin…

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