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George Gordon, Lord Byron (17881824) gained a reputation for his startling good looks and extravagant behavior. With the publication in 1812 of the first two cantos of Childe Harolds Pilgrimage he became instantly famous. His rumored relationship with his half- sister Augustine led him to leave England in 1816. Susan J. Wolfson is professor of English at Princeton University. Peter J. Manning is chair and professor of English at SUNY Stony Brook.
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George Gordon, Lord Byron (17881824) gained a reputation for his startling good looks and extravagant behavior. With the publication in 1812 of the first two cantos of Childe Harolds Pilgrimage he became instantly famous. His rumored relationship with his half- sister Augustine led him to leave England in 1816. Susan J. Wolfson is professor of English at Princeton University. Peter J. Manning is chair and professor of English at SUNY Stony Brook.
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  • Byron: Selected Poetry

    Byron: Selected Poetry

    The Selected Poetry of Lord Byron

    The Selected Poetry of Lord Byron
    Lord George Gordon Byron was the flamboyant aristrocratic Romantic poet who is as renown for his personal life as he is for his poetry. Lord Byron lived a short life, from 1788 to 1824, but managed to create a volume of poetry that achieved him the status as one of the greatest English poets and is still widely read in the English-speaking world and beyond. This extensive selection includes such classics as Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a sweeping narrative poem which relays the story of a world-weary young man who abandons a life of pleasure for distraction in foreign lands, and a selection from Don Juan, widely considered Byron's masterpiece which tells the legend of Don Juan as a man who is easily seduced by women instead of the more common womanizing portrayal. Fans of English Romantic poetry would be remiss in skipping this fine collection of over one hundred of Byron's classic poetic works.

    Don Juan

    Don Juan
    Byron’s exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, beginning with his illicit love affair at the age of sixteen in his native Spain and his subsequent exile to Italy. Following a dramatic shipwreck, his exploits take him to Greece, where he is sold as a slave, and to Russia, where he becomes a favorite of the Empress Catherine who sends him on to England. Written in ottava rima stanza form, Byron’s Don Juan blends high drama with earthy humor, outrageous satire of his contemporaries, and sharp mockery of Western societies, with England coming under particular attack. This authoritative edition now includes a completely new and substantially longer introduction that discusses the mythology of the Byronic hero Extensive annotation covers points of interest, selected variant readings, and the historical allusions Byron wove into his poem

    Selected Poems

    Selected Poems
    The quintessential Romantic, Lord Byron produced some of the most daring poetry of his time, collected here in this revised edition—the only widely available selection to include his own notes on the same page as the poetry. Includes a new introduction, explanatory notes, bibliography, biographical sketch, and chronology @GreekWithEnvy While my senses bend at the sublime, And quake before the ocean’s trepidation … My spirit blazes wrath of the divine, Soars greatly, loves, swoons, rages, and bangs your wife. Lost 100 followers with those last two!! Sorry guys!!! Will try to be more direct! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

  • Selected Poems (Byron)

    Selected Poems (Byron)
    The quintessential Romantic, Lord Byron produced some of the most daring poetry of his time, collected here in this revised edition—the only widely available selection to include his own notes on the same page as the poetry. Includes a new introduction, explanatory notes, bibliography, biographical sketch, and chronology

    Poemas de Lord Byron

    Poemas de Lord Byron
    For lovers of timeless classics, this series of beautifully packaged and affordably priced editions of world literature encompasses a variety of literary genres, including theater, novels, poems, and essays.   Los lectores tomarán un gran placer en descubrir los clásicos con estas bellas y económicas ediciones de las grandes obras literarias. Esta selección editorial cuenta con títulos que abarcan todos los géneros literarios, desde teatro, narrativa, poesía y el ensayo.

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