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Selected Poems       - Lord Byron

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Described as 'Mad, bad and dangerous to know' by one of his lovers, Lady Caroline Lamb, Lord Byron was the quintessential Romantic. Flamboyant, charismatic and brilliant, he remains almost as notorious for his life – as a political revolutionary, sexual adventurer and traveller – as he does for his literary work. Yet he produced some of the most daring and exuberant poetry of the Romantic age, from To Caroline and To Woman to the satirical English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, his exotic Eastern tales and the colourful narrative of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, the work that made him famous overnight and gave birth to the idea of the brooding Byronic hero.

About The Author

George Gordon Byron was born on 22 January 1788 and inherited the barony in 1798. He gained a reputation for his startling good looks and extravagant behaviour, and on the publication of 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' became famous overnight. In 1815 he married Annabella Millbanke, but they were separated after a year. The rumoured relationship with his half-sister Augusta led him to leave England in 1816. He eventually settled in Italy and supported Italian revolutionary movements, and in 1823 left to fight for Greek independence. He contracted fever and died in 1824.

A fragment ('when, to their airy hall, my fathers' voice')p. 1
To womanp. 1
The Cornelianp. 2
To Caroline ('you say you love, and yet your eye')p. 3
English bards and Scotch reviewers : a satirep. 6
Lines to Mr. Hodgson (written on board the Lisbon packet)p. 49
Maid of Athens, ere we partp. 51
Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydosp. 53
To Thyrza ('without a stone to mark the spot')p. 54
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a Romaunt, Cantos I-IIp. 56
Preface to the first and second Cantosp. 56
To Ianthep. 59
Canto the firstp. 61
Canto the secondp. 94
Appendix to Canto the secondp. 128
An ode to the framers of the frame billp. 153
Lines to a lady weepingp. 154
The waltz : an apostrophic hymnp. 155
Remember thee! : remember thee!p. 166
The Giaour : a fragment of a Turkish talep. 167
The bride of Abydos : a Turkish talep. 209
The corsair : a talep. 248
Ode to Napoleon Buonapartep. 308
Stanzas for musicp. 314
She walks in beautyp. 315
Lara : a talep. 316
The destruction of Sennacheribp. 355
Napoleon's farewell (from the French)p. 356
From the French ('must thou go, my glorious chief')p. 357
The siege of Corinthp. 359
When we two partedp. 391
Fare thee well!p. 392
Prometheusp. 394
The prisoner of chillon : a fable and sonnet on chillonp. 397
Darknessp. 412
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a Romaunt, Canto IIIp. 415
Epistle to Augusta ('my sister! my sweet sister! &c.)p. 456
Lines (on hearing that lady Byron was ill)p. 460
Manfred : a dramatic poemp. 463
So, we'll go no more a rovingp. 507
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a romaunt, Canto IVp. 508
Epistle from Mr. Murray to Dr. Polidori ('dear Doctor, I have read your play')p. 570
BEPPO : a Venetian storyp. 573
Epistle to Mr. Murray ('my dear Mr. Murray')p. 599
Mazeppap. 602
Stanzas to the Pop. 627
The isles of Greecep. 629
Francesca of Rimini. From the Inferno of Dante, Canto the fifthp. 632
Stanzas ('when a man hath no freedom')p. 634
Sardanapalus : a tragedyp. 635
Who kill'd John Keats?p. 735
The blues : a literary ecloguep. 736
The vision of judgmentp. 749
On this day I complete my thirty-sixth yearp. 780
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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: 9780140424508
ISBN-10: 0140424504
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: January 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 19.7
Edition Number: 1