Librivox – Arnold – Sohrab and Rustum

Librivox Banner

I’ve worked with Librivox to provide a free audiobook version of Sohrab & Rustum by Matthew Arnold.

This poem transplants concepts of chivalric knighthood into the world of the Orient: telling the story of how two famed warriorgenerals – Sohrab and Rustum – engage in single combat in lieu of the general melee: to spare the lives of the men under their respective commands. The young Sohrab is defeated by the elder Rustum: but while Sohrab lies dying, he declares proudly his ancestral lineage.

So it is that just before the younger dies – after Rustum demands, and receives, certain proofs of Sohrab’s identity: that Rustum knows for a certainty (to his growing horror and shame) that he has slain his only son and sole heir: but whom he had never previously met

Download Arnold’s Sohrab & Rustum Librivox audiobook.

Cover Art for Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s