The Bells

Edgar Allan POE (1809 - 1849)

LibriVox readers bring you 18 recordings of "The Bells." This was the Fortnightly Poetry selection for January 30 to February 13, 2011.

"The Bells" is a heavily onomatopoeic poem by Edgar Allan Poe which was not published until after his death in 1849. It is perhaps best known for the diacopic repetition of the word "bells." The poem has four parts to it; each part becomes darker and darker as the poem progresses from "the jingling and the tinkling" of the bells in part 1 to the "moaning and the groaning" of the bells in part 4. (From Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Bells - Read by ALG Amy Gramour
00:03:39
Play 02 The Bells - Read by ARR Anna Roberts
00:03:40
Play 03 The Bells - Read by BM Brian Morgan
00:06:04
Play 04 The Bells - Read by CC Chris Caron
00:04:48
Play 05 The Bells - Read by DJG David Goldfarb
00:04:17
Play 06 The Bells - Read by DL David Lawrence
00:04:41
Play 07 The Bells - Read by EZWA Ezwa
00:04:51
Play 08 The Bells - Read by GC Gayle Cato
00:04:49
Play 09 The Bells - Read by GHS Algy Pug
00:05:18
Play 10 The Bells - Read by JCM Jason Mills
00:03:39
Play 11 The Bells- Read by JM Jannie Meisberger
00:05:14
Play 12 The Bells - Read by LED Levi Dettwyler
00:04:47
Play 13 The Bells - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
00:04:51
Play 14 The Bells - Read by LV LilianaVale
00:04:50
Play 15 The Bells - Read by MDV John W. Michaels
00:04:38
Play 16 The Bells - Read by PH Pentti Hirvonen
00:04:44
Play 17 The Bells - Read by TG TriciaG
00:04:27
Play 18 The Bells - Read by WT Winston Tharp
00:04:16