The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting Day: Poems by Mr. Gray Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting Day: Poems by Mr. Gray (Unabridged), by Thomas Gray
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Thomas Gray is world famous as the author of "Gray's Elegy," more properly known as "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." He did not write very much, but he did write more than just his most famous poem. This collection is a recording of the 1768 Dodsley edition, the primary publication of his poetry that he published during his lifetime. It consists of only 10 poems, written mostly during the 1740s. Although he continued to write after 1768, it does seem as though he regarded this collection as the definitive body of the work he most valued. These poems are remarkably varied. From the solemn philosophy of the "Elegy", he moves to dramatic portrayals of history and even some rather humorous verse, though always with a moral tone. I invite the reader to enjoy this small collection of Gray, in which one can get a sense of the man behind the verse, the man who wrote the immortal lines of the "Elegy." A Freshwater Seas production. Download and start listening now!

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Author Thomas GrayThough you may know Thomas Gray from the popular title The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting Day: Poems by Mr. Gray, including 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard', Gray is actually one of the most renowned Classics authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 1 audiobook from Gray, with the latest Classics title being: The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting Day: Poems by Mr. Gray, including 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'. The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting Day: Poems by Mr. Gray, including 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' was added to our catalog in 2011, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting Day: Poems by Mr. Gray, including 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' is the most popular and bestselling from Gray. Enjoy over .5 hours of listening from Gray, among the 1 audiobook we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Classics books from Thomas Gray. Gray was born on December 26, 1716 in London, The United Kingdom and lived until July 30, 1771. For more choices and information on Thomas Gray, please visit his author page: Thomas Gray.