Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD22536
Released: Jul 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781843797418
Narrator/s: Jamie Parker
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a fascinating portrait of nineteenth-century Europe - disillusioned and ravaged by the wars of the post-revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Our protagonist, whose breathtaking journey eerily echoes Byron's own life story, forgoes his destiny back home for the exciting unknown - the nature of humanity and the transformative effects of travel burst through the pages in four powerful cantos of Spenserian stanzas. Here is the poem that set Byron on his meteoric rise to fame in London society.

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Author(s): Lord Byron
Genre: Poetry

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eAudio
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Author(s): Lord Byron
Narrator(s): Jamie Parker
Genre: Poetry
Product Number Z100015507
Released: May 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843797425
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Author(s): Lord Byron
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00585858
Released: Nov 11, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443441131

Professional reviews

"Narrator Jamie Parker wisely avoids poetic affectation or awkward emphasis on rhyme or rhythm in reading Byron's long poem on his European travels, which introduced the world-weary "Byronic hero." Parker emphasizes sense, letting it direct his reading, but the rhyme and rhythm come through as a kind of lyrical, mellifluous prose, bathing the listener in a lush flow of words. His reading is admirably clear, expressive, and emotional. Listeners who try reading the poem themselves may find that Parker's narration is actually easier to understand. Nonetheless, the density of allusions--references to earlier history and literature as well as to Byron's own time--will make this a challenge for most listeners. It's still worthwhile, in Parker's rendition an absorbing and beautiful piece. W.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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