The Tower

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

The Tower is a short collections of poems by William Butler Yeats published in 1928 not long after he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. The title refers to Ballylee Castle, an old Norman tower in the west of Ireland which Yeats purchased in 1917 and renovated for use as a summer residence and where he wrote much of his poetry.

The book includes his well known poems Sailing to Byzantium and Leda and the Swan.

Summary by Alan Mapstone

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Sailing to Byzantium Alan Mapstone
00:02:37
Play 02 The Tower Alan Mapstone
00:12:03
Play 03 Meditations in Time of Civil War David George Kennedy
00:11:07
Play 04 Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen earl
00:09:11
Play 05 The Wheel Agnes Robert Behr
00:00:43
Play 06 Youth and Age Sagarika
00:00:27
Play 07 The New Faces Ehsan Ahmed Mehedi
00:00:48
Play 08 A Prayer for My Son Ehsan Ahmed Mehedi
00:01:40
Play 09 Two Songs from a Play Agnes Robert Behr
00:01:29
Play 10 Wisdom Bruce Kachuk
00:01:11
Play 11 Leda and the Swan KevinS
00:01:06
Play 12 On a Picture of a Black Centaur KevinS
00:01:24
Play 13 Among School Children KevinS
00:03:55
Play 14 Colonus' Praise KevinS
00:01:57
Play 15 The Hero, the Girl, and the Fool jack2
00:01:59
Play 16 Owen Ahern and his Dancers Bruce Kachuk
00:02:37
Play 17 A Man Young and Old Larry Wilson
00:06:15
Play 18 The Three Monuments Agnes Robert Behr
00:00:51
Play 19 From 'Oedipus at Colonus' Larry Wilson
00:01:22
Play 20 The Gift of Harun Al-Rashid Alan Mapstone
00:14:12
Play 21 All Soul's Night Alan Mapstone
00:06:39