The Age of the Motored Things

Ella Wheeler WILCOX (1850 - 1919)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Age of the Motored Things by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 6, 2013.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was " Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.
A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is Best".
None of Wilcox's works were included by F. O. Matthiessen in The Oxford Book of American Verse, but Hazel Felleman chose no fewer than fourteen of her poems for Best Loved Poems of the American People, while Martin Gardner selected "Solitude" and "The Winds of Fate" for Best Remembered Poems. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by CCS Claudia Salto
00:02:13
Play 02 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by CMP CaprishaPage
00:01:53
Play 03 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by DII Diana Majlinger
00:01:37
Play 04 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by DJ Drew Johnson
00:01:50
Play 05 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by DL David Lawrence
00:01:46
Play 06 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by JCM Jason Mills
00:01:38
Play 07 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by JM Jannie Meisberger
00:01:44
Play 08 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by JN Julia Niedermaier
00:01:33
Play 09 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by KARA Kara Shallenberg
00:01:28
Play 10 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by LAH Lee Ann Howlett
00:01:36
Play 11 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
00:01:46
Play 12 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by MC mlcui
00:01:31
Play 13 The Age of the Motored Things - Read by TK Tasleem Khan
00:02:07