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The Bothie of Toper-na-Fuosich

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Arthur Hugh Clough


Arthur Clough provides us with a timeless coming of age story involving a young Englishman studying in Scotland who falls in love. - Summar…

Peter Bell: A Tale

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William Wordsworth


A ne'er-do-well's life is changed by an encounter with a stubborn animal. - Summary by Matthew Schneider

Men of Harlech

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Talhaiarn


LibriVox readers present 7 versions of "Men of Harlech" by Talhaiarn. This was the weekly poem for the week of September 23, 2012.…

Captain Craig: A Book of Poems

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Edwin Arlington Robinson


This is a volume of narrative poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson. - Summary by Carolin

The White Doe of Rylstone

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William Wordsworth


A narrative poem in seven cantos, set during the Northern Rebellion of 1569. A group of Catholic nobleman from the North of England attempt …

The Castled Crag of Drachenfels

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Castled Crag of Drachenfels, by George Gordon, Lord Byron. This was the Fortnightly Poet…

Two Cumberland Ballads

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John Stagg


Two narrative ballads, based on local lore, by the Cumberland poet John Stagg. In 'The Hermit of Rockcliffe', a young fugitive takes refuge …

Six lyrics from the Ruthenian of Taras Shevchenko, also The Song of the Merchan…

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Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov


Poetry by two radical poets, born in the same year, who suffered exile and punishment under the Tsarist Russian empire. Taras Shevchenko is …

Machine-Room Chants

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Tom Maguire


Tom Maguire was a trade union organiser from Yorkshire of Irish descent whose poetry reflects his socialist beliefs. This volume was publish…

Pearl (Weston translation)

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The Gawain Poet and The Gawain Poettranslated Byjessie Laidlay Weston


Pearl is a structurally complex mediaeval poem that combines narrative, allegory, dream vision, elegy, affirmation of Christian faith and me…

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In The Siege of Corinth

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Lord George Gordon Byron and 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…

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In 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…

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In The Borough

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George Crabbe


English village life and villagers in the east of England in the late 1700’s and early 1800s—is the subject of The Borough. George Crabbe …

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