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  • Blue Fairy Book

    Blue Fairy Book

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Andrew Lang
    Duration: 01:24:00

    This book is a collection of traditional tales. The collection was assembled by Scottish folklorist Andrew Lang although authorship of the stories is unknown. Lang published several collections of traditional tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. ... [ more ]

  • Casey at the Bat

    Casey at the Bat

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Ernest Lawrence Thayer
    Duration: 00:04:00

    The Mudville Nine's star player is their only hope for winning the game. ... [ more ]

  • Waste Land

    Waste Land

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: T.S. Eliot
    Duration: 00:22:56

    The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot. It is perhaps the most famous and most written-about long poem of the 20th century, dealing with the decline of civilization and the impossibility of recovering meaning in life. Despite the alleged obscurity of the poem-i ... [ more ]

  • Letters to a Young Poet

    Letters to a Young Poet

    Genre: Poetry,Literature,Poetry,Literature
    Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
    Duration: 01:45:00

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, read by Max Deacon and Dan Stevens. At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, su ... [ more ]

  • She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems

    She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems

    Genre: Poetry,Literature,Poetry,Literature
    Author: Caroline Kennedy
    Duration: 05:17:00

    In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a ... [ more ]

  • Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Caroline Kennedy
    Duration: 02:39:41

    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved literature, especially poetry. Once you can express yourself, she wrote, you can tell the world what you want from it...All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words. Now, Caroline Kennedy shares her mother's favorite poems and the ... [ more ]

  • Purgatory

    Purgatory

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Dante
    Duration: 04:35:00

    Now of that second kingdom I shall sing where human souls are purified of sin and made worthy to ascend to Heaven' Purgatory is the second part of Dante's The Divine Comedy ascending the terraces of the Mount of Purgatory inhabited by those doing penance to expiate their sins on earth. There are the ... [ more ]

  • Inferno

    Inferno

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Dante
    Duration: 04:12:00

    'Abandon all hope you who enter here' (Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch'intrate) Dante's Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frighte ... [ more ]

  • Poems Every Child Should Know

    Poems Every Child Should Know

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 08:10:00

    This anthology of poetry, published in 1904, contains such favorites as The Raven, My Shadow, and The Village Blacksmith, as well as many lovely poems that may be unfamiliar. Most of the poems in this collection are short enough for children to memorize. ... [ more ]

  • Beowulf

    Beowulf

    Genre: Poetry,Literature,Classics
    Author: Unknown
    Duration: 02:49:00

    Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden. Narrative combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, actual historical figures and events to create a striking work of great power and beaut ... [ more ]

  • Iliad

    Iliad

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Homer
    Duration: 08:46:00

    This masterful new verse translation of Homer's classic story of the Trojan War has been hailed by critics as an astonishing performance and a remarkable tour de force. Robert Fagles, chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, brings the energy of contemporary lang ... [ more ]

  • Olive Fairy Book

    Olive Fairy Book

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Andrew Lang
    Duration: 02:22:00

    This book is a collection of traditional tales. The collection was assembled by Scottish folklorist Andrew Lang although authorship of the stories is unknown. Lang published several collections of traditional tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. ... [ more ]

  • Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

    Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Tyler Knott Gregson
    Duration: 00:57:00

    The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinki ... [ more ]

  • Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

    Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Mark Forsyth
    Duration: 05:30:00

    From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase-such as O Captain! My Captain! or To be or not to be-memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and wonderfully witty style, he takes apart fa ... [ more ]

  • W.B. Yeats: Selected Poems

    W.B. Yeats: Selected Poems

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: William Butler Yeats
    Duration: 02:59:00

    William Butler Yeats, the first Irishman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is not only one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century but one of the most widely read. The landscape, myths, legends, and folklore of his homeland lie at the heart of his poetic imagination, and the unique music ... [ more ]

  • Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: John Milton
    Duration: 03:57:00

    'Of Man's First Disobedience, and the Fruit of the Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe...' Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man's creat ... [ more ]

  • Autumn

    Autumn

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: John Clare
    Duration: 00:15:20

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Autumn by John Clare . This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 17th, 2010. ... [ more ]

  • Owl and the Pussycat

    Owl and the Pussycat

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Edward Lear
    Duration: 00:37:43

    Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of January 22, 2006: The Owl and the Pussycat is a famous nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published in 1871. Its most notable feature is the introduction of the runcible spoon. (Summary from wikipedia.org) ... [ more ]

  • Pink Fairy Book

    Pink Fairy Book

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Andrew Lang
    Duration: 02:57:00

    This book is a collection of traditional tales. The collection was assembled by Scottish folklorist Andrew Lang although authorship of the stories is unknown. Lang published several collections of traditional tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. ... [ more ]

  • O Captain! My Captain!

    O Captain! My Captain!

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Walt Whitman
    Duration: 00:25:00

    In honor of President’s Day, LibriVox brings you thirteen versions of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. This classic poem was written by Whitman following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It appears in Leaves of Grass, Whitman’s masterpiece of a poetry collection and is considered by many ... [ more ]