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Lord Byron (1788–1824)

Author of Don Juan

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English poet and dramatist George Gordon, Lord Byron was born January 22, 1788, in London. The boy was sent to school in Aberdeen, Scotland, until the age of ten, then to Harrow, and eventually to Cambridge, where he remained form 1805 to 1808. A congenital lameness rankled in the spirit of a show more high-spirited Byron. As a result, he tried to excel in every thing he did. It was during his Cambridge days that Byron's first poems were published, the Hours of Idleness (1807). The poems were criticized unfavorably. Soon after Byron took the grand tour of the Continent and returned to tell of it in the first two cantos of Childe Harold (1812). Instantly entertained by the descriptions of Spain, Portugal, Albania, and Greece in the first publication, and later travels in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, the public savored Byron's passionate, saucy, and brilliant writing. Byron published the last of Childe Harold, Canto IV, in 1818. The work created and established Byron's immense popularity, his reputation as a poet and his public persona as a brilliant but moody romantic hero, of which he could never rid himself. Some of Byron's lasting works include The Corsair, Lara, Hebrew Melodies, She Walks In Beauty, and the drama Manfred. In 1819 he published the first canto of Don Juan, destined to become his greatest work. Similar to Childe Harold, this epic recounts the exotic and titillating adventures of a young Byronica hero, giving voice to Byron's social and moral criticisms of the age. Criticized as immoral, Byron defended Don Juan fiercely because it was true-the virtues the reader doesn't see in Don Juan are not there precisely because they are so rarely exhibited in life. Nevertheless, the poem is humorous, rollicking, thoughtful, and entertaining, an enduring masterpiece of English literature. Byron died of fever in Greece in 1824, attempting to finance and lead the Byron Brigade of Greek freedom fighters against the Turks. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Lord Byron

Don Juan (1826) 1,619 copies
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812) 328 copies
Selected Poems (1993) 273 copies
Selected Poems of Lord Byron (2006) 245 copies
Byron: Poems (1994) 176 copies
Manfred (1986) 145 copies
The Works of Lord Byron (1826) 108 copies
The Selected Poetry and Prose of Byron (1966) — Author — 95 copies
Selected Poetry and Letters (1951) 89 copies
The Corsair (1814) 87 copies
Selected Poems (1913) 62 copies
Lord Byron (Great Poets) (1989) 55 copies
Lord Byron: Selected Poems (1992) 51 copies
The Giaour (1813) 51 copies
Cain (1821) 38 copies
Letters and Journals: Famous in My Time v. 2 (1973) — Author — 38 copies
The Letters of Lord Byron (1933) 38 copies
A Choice of Byron's Verse (1974) 34 copies
The Prisoner of Chillon (1993) 27 copies
The flesh is frail (1976) 25 copies
Beppo (1818) 23 copies
Byron's Letters and Journals: A New Selection (2015) — Author — 22 copies
Brieven en dagboeken (1960) 22 copies
Byron's Complete Works (1894) 21 copies
Poemas escogidos (2001) 20 copies
Poetry of Byron (1881) 17 copies
Mazeppa (1819) 16 copies
Poèmes (1998) 16 copies
Poems (1921) 15 copies
The complete poetical works (1980) 13 copies
Selected Poems (1913) 12 copies
Lord Byron: An Anthology (1993) 11 copies
Byron, Poetry & Prose (1940) 11 copies
Hours of Idleness (1807) 10 copies
Luuletusi ja poeeme (2006) 9 copies
Diarios (2008) 9 copies
The Poetry of Lord Byron (2020) 9 copies
The Bride of Abydos (1813) 9 copies
Works (I) 9 copies
El corsario Lara (1974) 9 copies
Hebrew Melodies (2015) 8 copies
She Walks in Beauty (1815) 8 copies
Lara (1814) 8 copies
Collected Poems 8 copies
Poemas escogidos (1997) 7 copies
Poemas (2008) 7 copies
Journal de Ravenne (1974) 7 copies
Obra selecta (1997) 7 copies
Selections (1973) 6 copies
Fantasmagoriana {Byron, et al.} (1998) — Contributor — 6 copies
OBRAS ESCOGIDAS (2000) 6 copies
Childe Harold: Canto IV (1816) 6 copies
Sardanapalus (2008) 6 copies
Selected poetry 6 copies
The Two Foscari (1821) 5 copies
The Island (1823) 5 copies
Parisina (1816) 5 copies
The Works of Byron (1951) 5 copies
Byron's Poetical Works (1896) 5 copies
The Deformed Transformed (1824) 5 copies
Poems of Lord Byron (1923) 5 copies
Don Juan : bind 1 (2006) 5 copies
The best of Byron (1933) 5 copies
The Vision of Judgment (1822) 5 copies
Contes orientaux (1994) 4 copies
Werner (1822) 4 copies
Selected Poems (2005) 4 copies
Prometheus 4 copies
Manfred, Le corsaire (1987) 4 copies
Miscellanies 4 copies
Opere complete. 4 copies
The Lord Byron Collection (2016) 4 copies
Lord Byron Poems, Vol Two (1963) 3 copies
Gedichte (1998) 3 copies
BYRON TEATRU 4 (1990) 3 copies
Dramas 3 copies
The Lament of Tasso (1817) 3 copies
Heaven and Earth (1822) 3 copies
Lord Byron: Poems (1999) 3 copies
Poems Prose Letters (1959) 3 copies
BRYON 3 copies
Selected Poems of Lord Byron (2010) — Author — 3 copies
Racconti turchi (1995) 3 copies
The Waltz 2 copies
Works 2 copies
Byron's Poems 2 copies
Darkness 2 copies
Fugitive Pieces (1806) 2 copies
Works of Lord Byron (2014) 2 copies
The Longer Poems of Byron (1920) 2 copies
Tales and Poems 2 copies
Poems by Lord Byron (1860) 2 copies
BYRON POEZIA 2 2 copies
Poems 2 copies
Tales 2 copies
The Age of Bronze (1823) 2 copies
Journaux intimes de Byron (2015) 2 copies
Poésies diverses (2015) 2 copies
Martial 1 copy
Byron Poetry 1 copy
Lettere italiane (1989) 1 copy
Poemas esenciales (2022) 1 copy
Don juan t. 2 (2004) 1 copy
Byron Poetry & Prose (1940) 1 copy
The Poems 1 copy
Poems Vol. 1 1 copy
Poetry II 1 copy
Poetry Vol 1 1 copy
Lord Byron: Six Plays (2007) 1 copy
Love Poems 1 copy
Diari (1989) 1 copy
Dramas Vol I 1 copy
Byron. Selected Poems (1949) 1 copy
Letters of Byron (2018) 1 copy
Le Rêve (2015) 1 copy
Napoléon : Waterloo (2015) 1 copy
La Prophétie du Dante (2015) 1 copy
Poems 1 copy
Poezija 1 copy
Don Juan: 2 (2006) 1 copy
Don Juan: 1 (2006) 1 copy
Lettres 1 copy
The Burial 1 copy
Poemetti 1 copy
Byron's Don Juan (1971) 1 copy
Dramen 1 copy
Izabrana pisma (2011) 1 copy
Morir de pie (1976) 1 copy
Poesias de lorde Byron (1900) 1 copy
To Caroline 1 copy
To Cornelian 1 copy
To Woman 1 copy
A Fragment 1 copy
The Island 1 copy
Lara: A Tale 1 copy
The Dream 1 copy
The Blues 1 copy
Stanzas 1 copy
To Thyrza 1 copy
Lines 1 copy

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English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (1996) — Contributor — 569 copies
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contributor — 545 copies
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Contributor — 522 copies
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Contributor — 489 copies
The Treasure Chest (1932) — Contributor — 256 copies
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contributor — 235 copies
Love Letters (1996) — Contributor — 180 copies
Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula (1991) — Contributor — 158 copies
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contributor — 158 copies
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contributor — 157 copies
Vampires, Wine, and Roses (1997) — Contributor — 155 copies
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contributor — 139 copies
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (1954) — Contributor — 122 copies
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contributor — 113 copies
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contributor — 72 copies
Mary Shelley Horror Stories (Romantic Fantasy) (2018) — Contributor — 66 copies
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Contributor — 61 copies
Endless Apocalypse Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Genius of the Later English Theater (1962) — Contributor — 36 copies
Poetas románticos ingleses (1989) 29 copies
The Lakeland Poets: An Illustrated Collection (1991) — Contributor — 27 copies
In the Shadow of Dracula (2011) — Contributor — 23 copies
Five Great English Romantic Poets (Dover Thrift) (1993) — some editions — 23 copies
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contributor, some editions — 18 copies
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contributor — 16 copies
Great Writers and Poets in Ten Volumes (2007) — Author — 13 copies
English Narrative Poems (1909) — Contributor — 12 copies
The Vampyre: A Bedside Companion (1978) — Contributor — 11 copies
Mitt skattkammer. b.9 Gjennom tidene — Contributor — 9 copies
Rowohlts monographien, Nr. 297: Lord Byron (1981) — Featured Artist — 8 copies
All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954) — Contributor — 8 copies
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contributor — 8 copies
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Contributor — 6 copies
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contributor, some editions — 6 copies
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Contributor — 4 copies

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This 1995 Penguin edition is a real bargain. There is substantial critical apparatus, by leading scholars Susan J Wolfson (who is as good on Byron as she is on Keats) and Peter J Manning, always interesting and illuminating. The selections to my taste are perfectly judged - quite important in a ’Selected Poems’ :). (There is nothing from 'Don Juan'. I think this is defensible because it is notoriously hard to anthologise and Penguin do also offer a similarly bargain priced edition.) And the poems are presented pretty much as they were published. So in particular it is fascinating to see the volume punctuated by the Cantos of ‘Childe Harold's Pilgrimage’. It’s really difficult to imagine this being better done.… (more)
 
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djh_1962 | 5 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
I love the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Edition books. These little books are packed with poems, from the Author(s). I have read some several times. I have even used them to teach about poetry and the works of the certain author. Nice add to any library.
 
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JPMomW | 2 other reviews | Aug 17, 2023 |
Some really good words among all the rambling Cantos:

"Inscription"
"Fare Thee Well!"
"I have not loved the world, nor the world me, -"
Sonnet on Chillon"
"Epistle to Augusta"
"Messalonghi"
 
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m.belljackson | 2 other reviews | Jul 7, 2023 |

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Leslie A. Marchand Editor, Contributor
John Keats Contributor
Peter Quennell Editor, Composer
Matthew Arnold Editor, Contributor
Isaac Asimov Editor, notes
Peter J. Manning Introduction, Editor, Contributor
Jerome J. McGann Editor, Contributor
Susan J. Wolfson Introduction, Contributor
Jane Stabler Editor, Contributor
Frank D. McConnel Contributor
Bergen Evans Contributor
Francis Berry Contributor
Michael G. Cooke Contributor
Robert F. Gleckner Contributor
James R. Thompson Contributor
E. D. Hirsch Contributor
John D. Jump Contributor
Peter Gunn Editor
Caroline Franklin Contributor
G. Wilson Knight Contributor
James Chandler Contributor
Alan Richardson Contributor
Malcolm Kelsall Contributor
Stuart Peterfreund Contributor
Marilyn Butler Contributor
Henry P. Brougham Contributor
Jeffrey Francis Contributor
Anne Barton Contributor
William Wordsworth Contributor
Cecil Y. Lang Contributor
Peter W. Graham Contributor
Robert Southey Contributor
Donald H. Reiman Contributor
John Morley Contributor
Milton Glaser Designer, Illustrator
André Maurois Introduction
Sir Walter Scott Contributor
William Hazlitt Contributor
John Austen Illustrator
Louis Kronenberger Introduction
E. Steffan Editor
Payne Jennings Photographer
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Ike Cialona Translator
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William Finden Illustrator
Tomás Macaulay Introduction
F. Villalva Translator
J. Eijkelboom Translator
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