Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto IV

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George Gordon, Lord Byron

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 59 minutes

Summary:

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to "Ianthe". The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood. Canto IV describes Harold's travels in Italy. (Summary by Wikipedia and alan mapstone)

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