Don Juan (Deseret Alphabet e-edition)
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788–1824) was an English peer. He's best known today for his poetry but also dabbled in politics and died supporting the Greek War of Independence. In his day, he had a scandalous reputation because of his irregular home life and radical politics. “Byronic” heroes—dark, brooding, and dangerous—were a staple of Romantic literature and named for him. Byron is also notable for fathering the English mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), his only (legitimate) offspring. “Don Juan” is considered Byron’s magnum opus: a long, satirical poem about life, social mores, literary and political in-fighting—and occasionally Don Juan. Byron borrows the name only (not even the name's pronunciation!) from Spanish folklore. His Don Juan is not a heartless seducer, but a beautiful young man who cannot help having women fall in love with him as he travels the Europe of his day. This book is in the Deseret Alphabet, a phonetic alphabet for writing English developed in the mid-19th century at the University of Deseret (now the University of Utah).
- Publication Date
- Sep 3, 2021
- Some Rights Reserved - Creative Commons (CC BY)
- By (author): Lord Byron