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Selected Poems: Byron

Selected Poems: Byron

Author: Lord George Gordon 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.

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Lord Byron (1788-1824) - Byron (of Rochdale), George (Gordon), 6th Baron. The most notorious Romantic poet and satirist. He was among the most famous of the English 'Romantic' poets; his contemporaries included Percy Shelley and John Keats. He was also a satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812-18) and Don Juan (1819-24). He died of fever and exposure while engaged in the Greek struggle for independence.

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General Fields

  • : 9780140424508
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : September 2005
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 821.7
  • : Revise
  • : Paperback
  • : Lord George Gordon Byron
  • : 880