Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto IV

George Gordon, Lord BYRON (1788 - 1824)

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)

Genre(s): Narratives

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Verses 1-19 alanmapstone
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Play 02 Verses 20-41 Alan Weyman
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Play 03 Verses 42-59 alanmapstone
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Play 04 Verses 60-77 Rapunzelina
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Play 05 Verses 78-93 Alan Weyman
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Play 06 Verses 94-114 Alan Weyman
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Play 07 Verses 115-134 Rapunzelina
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Play 08 Verses 135-156 Alan Weyman
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Play 09 Verses 157-174 Alan Weyman
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Play 10 Verses 175-186 Alan Weyman
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