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50 Greatest Poems of Lord Byron By Lord Byron
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Lord Byron was born in Dover, England in 1788. He was one of the second generation of Romantic Poets closely associated with Keats and Shelley. Byron was considered one of the first celebrities known... More > as much for his excesses as for his poetry. Byron was born into a notorious family his father being Captain Mad Jack Byron an adventurer who squandered most of the family wealth. However he came into considerable wealth through the death of an uncle, and enjoyed a privileged education at Harrow and Cambridge. His later affair with Lady Caroline Lamb scandalised society and led to his notorious reputation as “ Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.” His latter affairs especially with his half-sister cemented this reputation, leading to a self imposed exile in Italy and Greece where he eventually died in 1824 supporting the Greek Independence movement. His poetical output was prolific and his epics Don Juan and Childe Harold bought him critical acclaim in his life time< Less
Lord Byron: Six Plays By Lord Byron & George Gordon Byron
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Although known primarily for his poetry, Lord Byron (1788-1824) also had a keen interest in the theatre and wrote a number of verse dramas, mostly during his Italian exile. While these plays went... More > largely unnoticed during Byron's lifetime, they have since been recognized by critics for their sublime poetic and dramatic qualities. This collection brings together six of Byron's finest plays: Manfred, Cain, Heaven and Earth, Marino Faliero, Sardanapalus, and The Two Foscari.< Less
Lord Byron: Six Plays By Lord Byron & George Gordon Byron
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Although known primarily for his poetry, Lord Byron (1788-1824) also had a keen interest in the theatre and wrote a number of verse dramas, mostly during his Italian exile. While these plays went... More > largely unnoticed during Byron's lifetime, they have since been recognized by critics for their sublime poetic and dramatic qualities. This collection brings together six of Byron's finest plays: Manfred, Cain, Heaven and Earth, Marino Faliero, Sardanapalus, and The Two Foscari.< Less
Don Juan (Hardcover) By Lord Byron
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Lord Byron's satirical masterpiece, an epic poem which mimics legendary folklore, is presented here complete for the reader's enjoyment. First published in 1824 to great fanfare, Lord Byron's Don... More > Juan is a comic reworking of the legend of the same name. In an amusing twist, Byron has Don Juan not as a womaniser, but as a man who easily falls prey to various seductresses. This single alteration gives Byron much opportunity for humour, being as Don Juan's plot is riddled with his affairs with many women. At the opening of the text Byron famously mocks Robert Southey, a contemporary Romantic poet who held the esteemed title of Poet Laureate for three decades. The barbed verses mock and skewer what Byron viewed as inadequacies in his rival's form, which Byron himself liberally quotes and maligns. On publication, Don Juan received a generally warm reception for its strident commitment to humour. Over the years the work became considered as one of the foremost achievements of Romantic-era poetry.< Less
Don Juan By Lord Byron
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Lord Byron's satirical masterpiece, an epic poem which mimics legendary folklore, is presented here complete for the reader's enjoyment. First published in 1824 to great fanfare, Lord Byron's Don... More > Juan is a comic reworking of the legend of the same name. In an amusing twist, Byron has Don Juan not as a womaniser, but as a man who easily falls prey to various seductresses. This single alteration gives Byron much opportunity for humour, being as Don Juan's plot is riddled with his affairs with many women. At the opening of the text Byron famously mocks Robert Southey, a contemporary Romantic poet who held the esteemed title of Poet Laureate for three decades. The barbed verses mock and skewer what Byron viewed as inadequacies in his rival's form, which Byron himself liberally quotes and maligns. On publication, Don Juan received a generally warm reception for its strident commitment to humour. Over the years the work became considered as one of the foremost achievements of Romantic-era poetry.< Less
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage By Lord Byron
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This edition of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron is given by Ashed Phoenix - Million Book Edition
Don Juan By Lord Byron
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This poem is a satirical retelling of the famous story of Don Juan who was a womanizer but in this telling of the story he is constantly being seduced by women and then left off to the side. Lord... More > Byron himself calls this work an “Epic Satire” in which he was never quite sure which direction it would go in with each proceeding canto. The poem was never truly completed as Lord Byron died while he was working on the last and seventeenth canto. Despite it’s open ending, the poem was immensely popular during its day for its open sexuality and controversial subject matter than the author used to gather popularity.< Less
Don Juan By Lord Byron
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Based on the legend of Don Juan, is a satiric poem which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womanizer but as someone easily seduced by women. Byron called it an Epic Satire, it is considered... More > his masterpiece, with a total of over sixteen thousand individual lines of verse.< Less
Ourika: This Is to Be Alone, This, This, Is Solitude! By Lord Byron
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Ourika is a delightful tale set in France during the French Revolution. Published in 1823, de Duras' novel represents a number of firsts: the first novel set in Europe to have a black heroine; the... More > first French literary work narrated by a black female; and the first serious attempt by a white author to express the feelings of a black character. The story is based on a true account of a Senegalese girl rescued from slavery and raised by an aristocratic French family. When Ourika overhears a conversation that makes her aware of her race and the prejudices it produces, her reality is shattered. This revelation causes her to become ill and no longer able to enjoy the lifestyle to which she is accustomed. Her struggle to reject living as a French woman and to exist as a black woman causes her to choose an "invisible" subsistence by removing mirrors and by wearing gloves to cover her hands and dresses to hide her neck and arms. This enchanting story will be enjoyed by all. Lillian Lewis< Less
The Life of Lord Byron By John Galt
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John Galt (2 May 1779 – 11 April 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. Because he was the first novelist to deal with issues of the Industrial... More > Revolution, he has been called the first political novelist in the English language. He was the founder of the city of Guelph in Canada, and father of Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt of Montreal. Galt's novels are best known for their depiction of Scottish rural life, tinged with ironic humor. He became acquainted with Lord Byron in 1809 during the cruise from Gibraltar to Malta; in 1810 their paths crossed again in Athens and at Smyrna. Galt was then a commercial traveler; the novels that made his reputation were written a decade later. When he next met Byron in London in 1811 he was still attempting to establish himself in business. The acquaintance then ripened into friendship.< Less

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