Idylls of the King

Alfred, Lord TENNYSON (1809 - 1892)

Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to power to his death at the hands of the traitor Mordred. Individual poems detail the deeds of various knights, including Lancelot, Geraint, Galahad, and Balin and Balan, and also Merlin and the Lady of the Lake. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Poetry, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dedication/The Coming of Arthur Elizabeth Klett
00:32:33
Play 02 Gareth and Lynette, Part 1 Elizabeth Klett
00:40:05
Play 03 Gareth and Lynette, Part 2 Elizabeth Klett
00:42:07
Play 04 The Marriage of Geraint Elizabeth Klett
00:42:42
Play 05 Geraint and Enid, Part 1 Elizabeth Klett
00:22:23
Play 06 Geraint and Enid, Part 2 Elizabeth Klett
00:27:21
Play 07 Balin and Balan Elizabeth Klett
00:33:09
Play 08 Merlin and Vivien, Part 1 Elizabeth Klett
00:23:03
Play 09 Merlin and Vivien, Part 2 Elizabeth Klett
00:31:13
Play 10 Lancelot and Elaine, Part 1 Elizabeth Klett
00:44:20
Play 11 Lancelot and Elaine, Part 2 Elizabeth Klett
00:31:20
Play 12 The Holy Grail, Part 1 Elizabeth Klett
00:19:37
Play 13 The Holy Grail, Part 2 Elizabeth Klett
00:29:35
Play 14 Pelleas and Ettarre Elizabeth Klett
00:33:31
Play 15 The Last Tournament Elizabeth Klett
00:41:43
Play 16 Guinevere Elizabeth Klett
00:36:09
Play 17 The Passing of Arthur/To the Queen Elizabeth Klett
00:29:39