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The Iliad

by Homer, Alfred Molina & Stephen Mitchell Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2012)

Tolstoy called The Iliad a miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homer's story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But...


Don Juan

by Lord Byron & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Byron's exuberant masterpiece narrates the exploits of Don Juan, a handsome and charming young man naturally gifted with the ladies. After his first illicit love affair at the age of sixteen in his native Spain,...


W. B. Yeats

by William Butler Yeats & William Sutherland Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2011)

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,...


Here Is New York

by E. B. White, Malcolm Hillgartner & Roger Angell Blackstone Publishing (May 03, 2016)

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here...


Spoon River Anthology

by Edgar Lee Masters, Edward Asner, Patrick Fraley & a full cast Blackstone Publishing (March 20, 2013)

Deemed "essential" in the canon of American literature, this audiobook masterpiece performed in its entirety by a full cast of fifty makes the classic accessible to everyone.

From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American...


Drum-Taps and Memoranda During the War

by Walt Whitman & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2011)

Walt Whitman experienced first-hand the ravages of the Civil War as a volunteer nurse in the hospitals of Washington DC. During that time, he filled notebooks with "impromptu jottings" that became the basis...


Donald Hall: Prose & Poetry

by Donald Hall Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, Donald Hall performs here dozens of his best-loved poems, together with excerpts from six of his works of prose. Donald Hall has been writing poems for over...


81 Famous Poems

by Various Authors, Nancy Wickwire, Alexander Scourby & Bramwell Fletcher Blackstone Publishing (March 20, 2013)

Listen to the sound of English as it was meant to be heard. The only authorized audio companion to the widely respected Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, this audio collection includes the greatest...


Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Best-Loved Poems

by Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Steven Pacey & Joanna David Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

Seventy-one poems are included from these two influential poets of nineteenth century England who were also man and wife. The poetry reveals their passion, ideas, and dedication to social causes. This two-CD...


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

by Anonymous, Bill Wallis & Simon Armitage Blackstone Publishing (November 06, 2007)

The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous English poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage in this edition. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight narrates in crystalline verse the strange...


John Donne

by John Donne & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (February 23, 2012)

Although the poet John Donne lived so long ago, some phrases from his writing still linger with us today, such as "no man is an island," "death be not proud," and "for whom the bell tolls," which provided the...


Believe Me

by John R. Alden & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

"How did Arkman Noah / Provide for protozoa?"

It's not often that an acclaimed historian takes a turn for light verse. But in these 1,707 couplets, quatrains, and other terse verse, John R. Alden takes on the...


Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson & Mary Woods Blackstone Publishing (March 20, 2012)

Emily Dickinson today has gaining her deserved place alongside Walt Whitman as one of the two greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her...


Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson, Glenda Jackson, Stephanie Beacham & Meryl Streep et al. Raffin (July 11, 2017)

Four well-known actresses read these poems by one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her poems encompass life and death, love...


Paradise Lost

by John Milton & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (September 30, 2008)

Often considered the greatest epic in any modern language, Paradise Lost tells the story of the revolt of Satan, his banishment from Heaven, and the ensuing fall of Man with his expulsion from Eden. It is a...


The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer, Martin Jarvis, a full cast & J. U. Nicolson Blackstone Publishing (August 27, 2008)

At the Tabard Inn, thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket’s shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales...


The Presence of Christmas

by Various Authors, Bruce Heighley, New Millennium Audio & Harry Nilsson Raffin (July 11, 2017)

The Presence of Christmas contains a heartwarming anthology of stories, poems, and songs of the holiday season with traditional Christmas songs performed by Harry Nilsson.

Stories and Poems:Song from HeavenThe...


Many Things Invisible

by Carrington MacDuffie, Dion Graham, Nick Eldredge & Arthur Parian et al. Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2008)

In this collection of fourteen poems by veteran vocal performer Carrington MacDuffie, spoken word is interwoven with music, sound, and vocals to create evocative and richly colored works of the imagination....


We Speak Your Names

by Pearl Cleage & Zaron W. Burnett Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“Sisterhood in the service of truth is an undeniable force in these remarkable times. My Sisters, here, there, and everywhere, this poem is for you.”

In the tradition of Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman,...


Meister Eckhart's Book of Secrets

by Jon M. Sweeney, Mark S. Burrows & Axel Bosley Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

An elegant rendering of the great mystic's thoughts on the mysteries of the authentic life

This is a little book about soul freedom. It is a book about discovering the secret to all the things we most desire:...


The Song of Roland

by Unknown, a full cast & D. D. R. Owen Blackstone Publishing (March 02, 2010)

This classic epic revolves around the battle between the Franks and the Moors in 778.

Though he has grown up in poverty in a cave in Italy, Roland is in fact descended from great heroes of old. Since his youth,...


Metamorphoses

by Ovid, Barry Kraft & Frank Justus Miller Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation, often as a result of love or lust, in which men and women find themselves...


An American Sunrise

by Joy Harjo Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2019)

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed...


Joy

by Abigail Santamaria & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

The first full biography of Joy Davidman brings her out from C. S. Lewis' shadow, where she has long been hidden, to reveal a powerful writer and thinker.

Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the...


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman & Robin Field Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2009)

One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daring new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. His poems have been woven into the very fabric of the...


Wordsworth

by William Wordsworth & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2012)

William Wordsworth (1770–1850) is one of the most popular and enduring of the English poets. His poetry is beloved for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, and its celebration of nature and of the...


William Blake

by William Blake & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” —from “Auguries of Innocence”

At the end of his life, William Blake...


Lord Byron

by Lord Byron & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (November 18, 2011)

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,...


The Aeneid

by Virgil, Frederick Davidson & W. F. Jackson Knight Blackstone Publishing (April 13, 2011)

This enduring masterpiece tells of the epic quest of Aenas, who flees the ashes of Troy to found a new civilization: Rome. A unique hero, Aenas struggles and fights not for personal gain but for a civilization...


Robert Browning

by Robert Browning & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (February 23, 2012)

Robert Browning was a deeply religious man who wrestled to obtain and keep his Christian faith. His conviction was that life in this world is so riddled with evil and sorrow that only a future life can make...


John Keats

by John Keats & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (April 09, 2009)

One of the most distinctive periods in poetry occurred in England early in the 1800s. This is now referred to as the age of romanticism, a movement which rebelled against the neoclassical forms and celebrated...


The Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri, Ralph Cosham, John Aitken Carlyle & Thomas Okey et al. Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2007)

Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this classic masterpiece, originally published in 1320, read by award-winning narrator Ralph Cosham.

No words can describe the greatness of this work, a greatness...


Beowulf

by Anonymous, Robertson Dean, Robert K. Gordon & Yuri Rasovsky Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The earliest extant heroic epic in any European vernacular, Beowulf is considered the most important poem in Old English. The title character is a warrior of superhuman strength who accomplishes glorious deeds...