Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, and Byron. The poets of the Romantic Period celebrated with readings by Sir Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and Tyrone Power.
"Romantic Poets...you're on your own"
Father Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers wanted to inspire his country with a radio program. Footing the expense of the show himself, he arranged for some of the biggest names in radio and film to donate their services, and for a network to provide the broadcast time. The series that resulted featured heartwarming stories for audiences nationwide. The commercial breaks were filled only with an earnest, non-sectarian appeal for family prayer, reminding listeners that "The family that prays together stays together."
"A MUST HAVE!!"
Byron was the ideal of the Romantic poet, gaining notoriety for his scandalous private life and being described by one contemporary as "mad, bad and dangerous to know". Here, Tyrone Power reads a selection of his finest work.
"Incredible interpretation: Byron reincarnated?"
His life mired in scandal and excess, and his verse unparalleled, Lord Byron was amont the most celebrated - and vilified - of the Romantic poets. This audiobook presents a collection of Lord Byron's finest works, including "Fragment of a Novel", "Manfred", and "Don Juan".
"Can't stand the music"
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on February 19, 1952.