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    • The Poetry of January

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: George Gordon Byron, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cowper, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    January - the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar ushers in the New Year. the cold and bleak landscape of winter nevertheless provides a rich background for our esteemed poets, such as Byron, Longfellow, Cowper, and Dickinson, to offer us their reflections and counterpoints.

    Regular price: $5.42

    • Lord Byron: Selected Poems

    • By: George Gordon Byron
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The epitome of the romantic literary hero, Lord Byron was as well known in his time for the revolutionary panache with which he lived as for his extremely popular verse. “As a myth,” wrote Bertrand Russell, “his importance, especially on the continent, was enormous.” His many tempestuous relationships were the subject of scandal which only added to his celebrity. His name has even entered into our language to describe a man of deep passion and defiance.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Romantic Poets

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Romantic Poets...you're on your own

    • By Shawn on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $9.69

    • Don Juan

    • By: George Gordon Byron
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Byron's Don Juan is a comic masterpiece written in a satirical, mock heroic style. Based on the legend of Don Juan, (which is here pronounced JOO-AN), Byron completely reverses the portrayal of Juan, instead showing him as someone easily seduced by women instead of seducing them. He called this form of poetry "epic satire". It is generally considered to be Byron's masterpiece.

    Regular price: $44.80

    • X Minus One: Lulungomeena (May 29, 1956)

    • By: Gordon R. Dickson, George Lefferts - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume V: Childe Harold, Cantos I & II

    • By: George Gordon (Lord Byron)
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Childe Harold narrates the experiences of a young nobleman, sated with the wine, women, and song of his native England, who goes forth in search of the wine, women, song, and adventure of Spain, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire. The book is literally an armchair travelogue in rhyming couplets. He expresses himself in vivid, forceful and emotional language on all that he enounters and shapes his experience into a deep study of that subject so favored by all the Romantic poets - himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By Tim McGrath on 02-22-12

    Regular price: $16.06

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume VIII: Turkish Tales

    • By: George Gordon Byron
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    We hope you will enjoy these fine, old-fashioned stories that Lord Byron wrote in an old-fashioned way. He tells these tales in rhyming verse and heroic couplets, and he makes them dashing, romantic, and even melodramatic in a way that has become foreign to us with the passing of time.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume VI: Childe Harold, Cantos III & IV

    • By: George Gordon, Lord Byron
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    With Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, cantos III and IV, Byron comes to the high point of his work and to clear and definite mastery of his art as a poet. Though he himself doubts his powers - he says his visions no longer swim so palpably before his eyes as once they did - his visions are far more palpable to us, expressed as they are with the full depth of his romantic and passionate feelings. He continues the device of the journey of the fictional Harold, but Harold is almost a ghost; the thin disguise and facade that separates him from the poet essentaily vanishes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Reading with odd Piano Punctuations

    • By Johann Cat on 06-07-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume II: Hours of Idleness

    • By: George Gordon Byron
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For those who love Byron’s poetry, the value of this work is not so much the poetry itself as the promise of what is to come, it is fascinating to see how his power as a poet is constantly growing and to see how his enormously romantic heart and soul goes about fashioning itself.What sort of poems are these? They are the work of an enormously talented young man, whose skills as a poet are still developing.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume I: Fugitive Pieces

    • By: George Gordon Byron
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Gordon, later Lord Byron, published Fugitive Pieces in 1806 when he was only 18 years old. It was printed, but Byron's friends, particularly Reverend Thomas Beecher, advised him that it contained poems that were scandalously amorous, particularly the poem "To Mary". Byron suppressed it by having all the copies destroyed - or so he thought. As it happened, Thomas Beecher himself kept his copy, and there were three other copies that were not destroyed.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume III: Early Poems

    • By: George Gordon Byron
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    As in the first two volumes of this series, our interest in these poems is not so much the poetry itself as the promise of what is to come. In these poems, mostly written in the years just before Byron left England to tour in Europe, it is fascinating to see how his power as a poet is constantly growing and to see how his enormously romantic heart and soul goes about fashioning itself.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Retreat from Mons

    • By: George Stuart Gordon
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Retreat from Mons' was a pamphlet published during the Great War (1917) which explained to the British public in glowing and glorious terms the details of the war's first allied disasters. An exercise in self-proclaimed propaganda, it stands as an exemplary sample of how the war was presented to the public in general. With heroic anecdotes and an overview of the retreat of an entire army, this is a fascinating insight into wartime publications.

    Regular price: $3.09

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume VII: Occasional Pieces

    • By: George Gordon Lord Byron
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Here is part of the byroads-and-backwaters side of Lord Byron - poems you probably won't hear elsewhere, poems he wrote casually and sometimes never published, but poems that offer a side of him not seen elsewhere.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Chilling Horror Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Lord George Gordon Byron, Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Emma Topping, David Moore
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A collection of spine chilling short stories by M. R. James, Saki, Lord Byron, and Ambrose Bierce.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Bother!

    • By Robert on 06-13-13

    Regular price: $10.32

    • On Liberty & Vindication of the Rights of Women

    • By: David Gordon, George Smith, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In On Liberty, John Stuart Mill advocated individual liberty based on a philosophical concept called utilitarianism, or "the greatest happiness for the greater number". This intellectual tradition rejects natural rights, such as those in Jefferson's Declaration of Independence. Despite beginning with a different theoretical foundation than natural rights proponents, Mill reaches a similar conclusion, that diversity in individual thought and action ultimately benefits society.

    Regular price: $13.96