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Lord Byron : Poems selected by Paul Muldoon - Lord George Gordon Byron

Lord Byron

Poems selected by Paul Muldoon

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Published: 5th April 2007
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George Gordon was born in London in 1788, of Scottish, French and English extraction. He succeeded to a baronetcy in 1798, and as Lord Byron he was soon to become the most famous poet of his age - with the publication of Childe Harold, in 1812 - as well as one of its most notorious characters.

His career spanned a momentous period in European history, in which Byron himself was deeply involved. He left England in 1816, and died in Missolonghi, Greece (where he had gone to join the forces struggling for Greek independence) in 1824.

About the Editor

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He read Enlgish at Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Mules (1977), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting the British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (1990), The Annals of Chile (1994), Hay (1998), Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and Horse Latitudes (2006). Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. From 1999 to 2004 he was the Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.

Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, who is usually referred to as Lord Byron, was a prominent British writer, most famous for the influence of his poetry on the romantic movement that originated in the eighteenth century. Byron was also the 6th Baron of the Byron family, hence his being known as Lord Byron. The title of Lord is typically given formally to a baron in England. He was born on January 22nd 1788 in London. Byron was to be one of the most illustrious poets of British literary history. Even though his writing style was quite classical, he would become one of the great figures of British Romanticism together with William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Shelley and Keats. Lord Byron’s best known works are not only the short poems She walks in beauty ; When We Two Parted ; and, So, we’ll go no more a roving, but also his two narrative poems Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, and, of course the more than famous Don Juan.

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ISBN: 9780571236633
ISBN-10: 0571236634
Series: Poet to Poet
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 5th April 2007
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.104
Edition Number: 1