by Lord Byron
Unabridged Longform Narrative Poem
The story-poem about Francois Bonivard, a 16th century monk imprisoned in the Chateau de Chillon.
Read by Alex Wilson.
Originally for sale on June 27, 2007, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for why.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) was the most Romantic of all the British Romantic poets. So much so that he died of a fever while trying to finish Don Juan.
Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)
Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical) Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.