Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto IV


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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to "Ianthe". The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood. Canto IV describes Harold's travels in Italy. (Summary by Wikipedia and alan mapstone) (1 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Verses 1-19 12:47 Read by Alan Mapstone
Verses 20-41 13:49 Read by Alan Weyman
Verses 42-59 12:28 Read by Alan Mapstone
Verses 60-77 10:12 Read by Rapunzelina
Verses 78-93 10:08 Read by Alan Weyman
Verses 94-114 13:05 Read by Alan Weyman
Verses 115-134 11:40 Read by Rapunzelina
Verses 135-156 14:45 Read by Alan Weyman
Verses 157-174 11:22 Read by Alan Weyman
Verses 175-186 8:46 Read by Alan Weyman