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.
Series: Poet to Poet
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 5th April 2007
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.1 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.104