The Raven and Other Poems

Edgar Allan POE (1809 - 1849)

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping — rapping at my chamber door. "Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more."". Those sonorous and somber words of Edgar Allan Poe that begin The Raven are part of most everyone's fond educational memories. Beautiful and haunting to hear and even more fun to read aloud. In this recording I have just attempted to express my enjoyment of the beauty in some favorite Poe poems. Beside The Raven, there are Alone; A Dream Within A Dream; Annabel Lee; City In the Sea; The Bells; A Dream Within a Dream; Annabel Lee; Dreamland; Evening Star; Lenore; Eldorado; A Valentine and "The Happiest Day". Hopefully listeners will enjoy hearing them half as much as I enjoyed the selfish pleasure of recording them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Raven Phil Chenevert
00:09:27
Play 02 02 - Alone Phil Chenevert
00:01:24
Play 03 03 - The City in the Sea Phil Chenevert
00:03:09
Play 04 04 - The Bells Phil Chenevert
00:05:40
Play 05 05 - A Dream Within A Dream Phil Chenevert
00:01:29
Play 06 06 - Annabel Lee Phil Chenevert
00:02:30
Play 07 07 - Dreamland Phil Chenevert
00:03:14
Play 08 08 - Evening Star Phil Chenevert
00:01:14
Play 09 09 - Lenore Phil Chenevert
00:02:49
Play 10 10 - Eldorado Phil Chenevert
00:01:10
Play 11 11 - A Valentine Phil Chenevert
00:01:37
Play 12 12 - "The Happiest Day" Phil Chenevert
00:01:33