A robber falls in love with a landlord’s daughter Bess. Their love seems impossible from the beginning but they are willing to fight for it. The circumstances are however not on their side. An ostler is jealous of the robber and decides to betray him to the authorities. Bess tries to stop him. But will she succeed? Will Bess and the highwayman get to be together or will life be against them?
Find out the answers in this breathtaking poem about love and revenge ”The Highwayman”.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Alfred Noyes was an English author who lived in the period 1880-1958. He is best known as a short-story writer and poet, but he has worked as well on essays, novels, children’s stories and biographies. Literature and writing were always a crucial part of his life. They were so important that he preferred to arrange the publication of his first volume of poems rather than graduating from Oxford.
Some of Alfred Noyes’ most popular works are ”Drake: An English Epic” which poeticized life at sea, the romantic and heartbreaking story of ”The Highwayman” and the three-volume work ”The Torch-Bearers”.