The Tower

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The Tower is a short collections of poems by William Butler Yeats published in 1928 not long after he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. The title refers to Ballylee Castle, an old Norman tower in the west of Ireland which Yeats purchased in 1917 and renovated for use as a summer residence and where he wrote much of his poetry.

The book includes his well known poems Sailing to Byzantium and Leda and the Swan.
Summary by Alan Mapstone (1 hr 23 min)


Sailing to Byzantium 2:37 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Tower 12:03 Read by Alan Mapstone
Meditations in Time of Civil War 11:07 Read by David George Kennedy
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen 9:11 Read by earl
The Wheel 0:43 Read by Agnes Robert Behr
Youth and Age 0:27 Read by Sagarika
The New Faces 0:48 Read by Ehsan Ahmed Mehedi
A Prayer for My Son 1:40 Read by Ehsan Ahmed Mehedi
Two Songs from a Play 1:29 Read by Agnes Robert Behr
Wisdom 1:11 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Leda and the Swan 1:06 Read by KevinS
On a Picture of a Black Centaur 1:24 Read by KevinS
Among School Children 3:55 Read by KevinS
Colonus' Praise 1:57 Read by KevinS
The Hero, the Girl, and the Fool 1:59 Read by jack2
Owen Ahern and his Dancers 2:37 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Man Young and Old 6:15 Read by Larry Wilson
The Three Monuments 0:51 Read by Agnes Robert Behr
From 'Oedipus at Colonus' 1:22 Read by Larry Wilson
The Gift of Harun Al-Rashid 14:12 Read by Alan Mapstone
All Soul's Night 6:39 Read by Alan Mapstone