Lord Byron: The Major Works

Lord Byron The Major Works Byron is regarded today as the ultimate Romantic whose name has entered the language to describe a man of brooding passion Although his private life shocked his contemporaries his poetry was immensel

Byron is regarded today as the ultimate Romantic, whose name has entered the language to describe a man of brooding passion Although his private life shocked his contemporaries his poetry was immensely popular and influential, especially in Europe This comprehensive edition includes the complete texts of his two poetic masterpieces Childe Harold s Pilgrimage and Don JuanByron is regarded today as the ultimate Romantic, whose name has entered the language to describe a man of brooding passion Although his private life shocked his contemporaries his poetry was immensely popular and influential, especially in Europe This comprehensive edition includes the complete texts of his two poetic masterpieces Childe Harold s Pilgrimage and Don Juan, as well as the dramatic poems Manfred and Cain There are many other shorter poems and part of the satire English Bards and Scotch Reviewers In addition there is a selection from Byron s inimitable letters, extracts from his journals and conversations, as well as formal writings.

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Lord Byron: The Major Works

  1. George Gordon Byron invariably known as Lord Byron , later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism Amongst Byron s best known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we ll go no a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold s Pilgrimage and Don Juan He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English speaking world and beyond.Byron s notabilty rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured upper class living, numerous love affairs, debts, and separation He was notably described by Lady Caroline Lamb as mad, bad, and dangerous to know Byron served as a regional leader of Italy s revolutionary organization, the Carbonari, in its struggle against Austria He later travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero He died from a fever contracted while in Messolonghi in Greece.

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  1. This book has been getting me laid for well over a decade, and will continue to help me get laid for many decades to come and that s how you know it s a Classic immemorial.

  2. Lord Byron inspired me throughout my adolescence and quickly became on e of my favorite poets I still treasure my oxford worlds classics book that was a gift from my High School Senior English teacher, Mr Sergent He instilled my love for literature

  3. I have a friend who says she ranks Lord Byron above all the English Romantic poets even above Keats I can t agree, even though reading through this I understand why she would She thinks Keats sometimes overwrought I don t agree really What can I say, he sings to me The only poem of Keats I don t like is Edymion, his one epic poem, and one even Keats admitted was problematic Even that has lines to relish A thing of beauty is a joy forever Not that there aren t some gorgeous verse of Byron that ca [...]

  4. I love his way of writing and the way he sees the world I find myself in a lot of his poems and sometimes think, He stole my idea My favorite one is Childe Harold s Pilgrimage especially Canto the second part.

  5. Beppo and The vision of judgement were definite favourites, but this is a volume to keep at hand to read again I wonder why Byron was never mentioned at school.

  6. In a way, Guybrush Threepwood introduced me to Lord Byron Perhaps the connection is not that straightforward, but nevertheless the fact that Mr Threepwood uses the word orange to stop an otherwise endless cycle of pirate singing and a random comment on a later teacher s part that dear Lord managed to rhyme everything except orange a difficult task in the early 19th century even if it has become easier later , lead me to buying this rather sizable volume of poetry And they blame video games for k [...]

  7. Pretty interesting indeed but not good enough though A good poet but not a great one Some of the poems and stanzas were pretty amazing I read than 500 pages but then I had to give it up It was becoming boring for me.I was not impressed by the Don Juan The way he told the story of Don Juan through his rhymes is admirable but yet not very interesting I read a few pages after I gave it up but was not able to finish it all Nevertheless a very good romantic poetHis talent of using the words in such [...]

  8. Over 1000 pages of Byronic verse, drama, and letters Byron has never been my favorite poet, but I dutifully trudged through this volume, the first Byron I have read since college Byron is at his best when he s using his tongue in cheek ironic voice, and can sometimes be quite funny But much of his works are just not that accessible to modern readers, especially Childe Harold, which is a bore Certainly parts of Don Juan are still fun to read, but towards the end it begins to feel interminable The [...]

  9. Byron has been my favorite Romantic poet as he was during the Romantic period since I have been able to read with ease say, since grad school.His English Bard and Scotch Reviewers sets the standard for English Satire since Jonson and Dryden It is very funny at the expense of an intellectual elite much less doubtful than ours today We need another Byron His Don Juan is without equal in English literature maybe Ariosto s similar in Italian, though I think Byron witty, finally Byron s, and his Don [...]

  10. Arguably, the first modern celebrity and certainly the most famous literary man of his time A few awe inspiring lyrics and so many staggering full length works and closet dramas mean he wasn t all reputation either.Of the long poems, I definitely prefer the chatty, comic Byron of the later years well 29 36, his death to the early brooding intensity That said, I ve recently been browsing through Manfred , a work which combines utterly compelling nihilism with breathtaking perspectives on the Alps [...]

  11. Byron has come to symbolize a lot in the public imagaination the rebel, the casanova, the spoiled rich kid, the incestuous pervert, the care free romantic, and the brooding Gothic genius Yet in his work we find a very different personality shining through Byron the sheer poet should not be missed.

  12. This is a great edition, boasting a large sampling of Lord Byron s work As titled, the most significant works are included, but a host of smaller, lesser known work are as well.I especially appreciate the combination of scholarly endnotes, and Byron s own notes for works like Childe Harold s Pilgrimage.This is one I am marking up and wearing out.

  13. Darkness is an absolute favorite of mine.An excerpt The rivers, lakes and ocean all stood still,And nothing stirr d within their silent depths Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea,And their masts fell down piecemeal

  14. Love Lord Byron I still have one of my favorites memorized She walks in beauty, like the nightof cloudless climes and starry skies And all that s best of dark and bright,meet in her aspect and her eyes

  15. Byron is one of those writers whose personality seeps into every word choice and placement of punctuation Fortunately, he s Lord freaking Byron, so that makes his works a joy to read.

  16. Don Juan is an amazing thing, its funny for something so old The rest of the poems are great, just awesome too.

  17. Wasn t as good as I hoped, but still worth reading to appreciate the history and evolution of gothic literature.

  18. There ought to be an abandoned bookshelf option Struggled through most of Childe Harold, but it was just so bloody boring Couldn t face another 800 pages of this.

  19. I just named my fish after Lord Byron, and totally referenced a poem by his contemporary, Sir Walter Scott, that I thought Byron wrote Whoops I must read some as pitance.

  20. Well, Byron s very popular Sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads they all adore him They think he s a righteous dude.

  21. Byron Is The Best He is a genius There is no question about it Childe Harold s Pilgrimage is my favorite, I think, if I really had to choose one But they re all really, really good.

  22. I have mixed feelings about this, First it starts off great , In a way that makes you wonder how can a human being have such sense and portrayal, but as we go deeper , parts of it become somewhat boring , such as ODE TO NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.Parts of his poem s were definitely magic, and other parts were just not so good, As a Muslim I liked when some verses he mentioned Allah , Eblis , and Some Arabic words like Ghoul and Afrit, Also the famous Hassan showed up in some places , which was really f [...]

  23. Byron was a master, endlessly witty, often insightful, and a magician with words Don Juan is his best in terms of sheer verbal virtuosity, but Cain is the deepest and most haunting.

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