To Autumn

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of To Autumn by John Keats. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 21st, 2010.

To Autumn" is the final work in a group of poems known as Keats's "1819 odes".

He composed "To Autumn" after a walk near Winchester one autumnal evening. The work marks the end of his poetic career as he needed to earn money and could no longer devote himself to the lifestyle of a poet. A little over a year following the publication of "To Autumn", Keats died in Rome.

"To Autumn" has been regarded by critics as one of the most perfect short poems in the English language and it is one of the most anthologised English lyric poems.

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 To Autumn - Read by ALG Amy Gramour
Play 02 To Autumn - Read by BT Bellona Times
Play 03 To Autumn - Read by GHS Algy Pug
Play 04 To Autumn - Read by JVW Julie VW
Play 05 To Autumn - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
Play 06 To Autumn - Read by MG Martin Geeson
Play 07 To Autumn - Read by MGT Maria Grazia Tundo
Play 08 To Autumn - Read by WT Winston Tharp