Lord Byron, The Poetry Of (Audiobook)
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Read by Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe & Gideon Wagner (Unabridged: 1hr 3mins)

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, but more commonly known as just Byron was a leading English poet in the Romantic Movement along with Keats and Shelley.

Byron was born on January 22nd, 1788.  He was a great traveller across Europe, spending many years in Italy and much time in Greece.  With his aristocratic indulgences, flamboyant style along with his debts, and a string of lovers he was the constant talk of society.

In 1823 he joined the Greeks in their war of Independence against the Ottoman Empire, both helping to fund and advise on the war’s conduct.

It was an extraordinary adventure, even by his own standards. But, for us, it is his poetry for which he is mainly remembered even though it is difficult to see where he had time to write his works of immense beauty. But write them he did.

He died on April 19th 1824 after having contracted a cold which, on the advice of his doctors, was treated with blood-letting.  This cause complications and a violent fever set in.  Byron died like his fellow romantics, tragically young and on some foreign field.


In this compilation - 

01 - Lord Byron - An Introduction
02 - She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
03 - The Tear by Lord Byron
04 - When We Two Parted by Lord Byron
05 - Remember Thee! Remember Thee! by Lord Byron
06 - To a Lady Who Presented to the Author a Lock of Hair Braided with His Own and Appointed a Night in December to Meet Him in the Garden by Lord Byron
07 - I Speak Not, I Trace Not, I Breathe Not Thy Name by Lord Byron
08 - John Keats by Lord Byron
09 - The Vampyre by Lord Byron
10 - On My Thirty Third Birthday, January 22nd 1821 by Lord Byron
11 - A Riddle on the Letter E by Lord Byron
12 - I Would to Heaven That I Was So Much Clay by Lord Byron
13 - So We'll Go No More a Roving by Lord Byron
14 - The First Kiss of Love by Lord Byron
15 - Advice to a Girl by Lord Byron
16 - Cricket at Harrow by Lord Byron
17 - There Is a Pleasure in the Pathless Woods by Lord Byron
18 - Lachin y Gair by Lord Byron
19 - The Isles of Greece by Lord Byron
20 - Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos by Lord Byron
21 - Sonnet to Lake Leman by Lord Byron
22 - The Dark Blue Sea by Lord Byron
23 - The Destruction of Sennacherib by Lord Byron
24 - Stanzas for Music by Lord Byron
25 - For Music by Lord Byron
26 - The Devil's Drive - An Unfinished Rhapsody by Lord Byron
27 - Darkness by Lord Byron
28 - The Prisoner of Chillon by Lord Byron