Byron's Poetry and Prose / Edition 2

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Overview

Byron's Poetry and Prose presents an extensive selection of Byron's poetry, letters, and journal entries in chronological clusters, allowing readers to see the changes that took place in his writing in the context of the places he lived and his fame, exile, and travels.
"Criticism" is chronologically keyed to Byron's poetry and reprints both classic and recent examinations of Byron's writing and life, including assessments by Anne Barton, Donald H. Reiman, Jane Stabler, Jerome J. McGann, Susan J. Wolfson, and James Chandler.
A Biographical Register, Chronology, Selected Bibliography, and Index of Poem Titles and First Lines are also included.

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Editorial Reviews

Byron Journal
“This careful and textually-conservative edition will serve as an excellent introductory volume to Byron for students. . . . Alice Levine is to be congratulated on bringing the Norton Byron into the twenty-first century with a resounding bang.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393925609
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/23/2009
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1088
  • Sales rank: 632,260
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Levine is Professor of English at Hofstra University. She is co-editor with Jerome J. McGann of Manuscripts of the Younger Romantics: A Facsimile of Manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library. Poems in the Autograph of Lord Byron Once in the Possession of Countess Guiccioli: Volume I, Poems, 1807–1818; Volume II, Don Juan, Cantos I–V; Volume III, Poems, 1819–1822; Volume IV, Miscellaneous Poems, and coeditor with Robert N. Keane of Rereading Byron: Essays Selected From Hofstra University’s Byron Bicentennial Conference. She has also published several essays about Byron, including studies focusing on Byron and music.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Acknowledgments xxv

Abbreviations xxix

Byron's Poetry and Prose 1

Part 1 Early Years and First Pilgrimage (1803-1812) 3

Poetry 4

A Fragment ("When, to their airy hall, my fathers' voice") 4

Fragment. Written Shortly After the Marriage of Miss Chaworth 4

The Cornelian 4

Lachin Y Gair 6

I Would I Were a Careless Child 7

Lines Inscribed upon a Cup Formed from a Skull 9

From English Bards and Scotch Reviewers 10

Maid of Athens, Ere We Part 18

Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos 19

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage 21

Canto the First 26

Canto the Second 55

To Thyrza ("Without a stone to mark the spot") 98

Letters and Journal 99

To Mrs. Catherine Gordon Byron (May 1-10, 1804[?]) 99

To Augusta Byron (November 6, 1805) 100

To Elizabeth Bridget Pigot (July 5, 1807) 101

To Elizabeth Bridget Pigot (October 26, 1807) 103

To Robert Charles Dallas (January 21, 1808) 104

To Charles Skinner Matthews (June 22, [1809]) 105

To Francis Hodgson (June 30, 1809) ["Huzza! Hodgson, we are going"] 105

To Francis Hodgson (July 16, 1809) 108

To Mrs. Catherine Gordon Byron (August 11, 1809) 108

To Mrs. Catherine Gordon Byron (November 12, 1809) 111

To John Cam Hobhouse (July 29, 1810) 115

Journal (May 22, 1811) ["Four or Five Reasons in Favour of a Change"] 116

To Francis Hodgson (September 3, 1811) 116

To Francis Hodgson (February 16, 1812) 117

Part 2 Years of Fame in Regency Society (1812-1816) 119

Poetry 120

An Ode to the Framers of the Frame Bill 120

The Giaour 121

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte 156

From Hebrew Melodies 162

She Walks in Beauty 162

Sun of the Sleepless! 163

The Destruction of Sennacherib 163

Stanzasfor Music ("They say that Hope is happiness") 164

Stanzas for Music ("There's not a joy the world can give like that it take away") 165

When We Two Parted 166

Stanzas for Music ("There be none of Beauty's daughters") 167

Fare Thee Well! 167

Letters and Journal 169

To Lord Holland (February 25, 1812) 169

To Lady Caroline Lamb (May 1, 1812) 170

To Walter Scott (July 6, 1812) 171

To Lady Melbourne (September 25, 1812) 172

To Lady Caroline Lamb (April 29, 1813) 173

To John Murray (August 26, 1813) 174

To Lady Melbourne (September 5, 1813) 174

To Annabella Milbanke (September 6, 1813) 175

To Lady Melbourne (September 21, 1813) ["'Tis said-Indifference marks the present time"] 176

To Lady Melbourne (October 8, 1813) 177

To Annabella Milbanke (November 29, 1813) 179

Journal (November 16, 1813-April 10, 1814) 180

To James Hogg (March 24, 1814) 186

To Lady Melbourne (June 26, 1814) 187

To Thomas Moore (September 20, 1814) 188

To Annabella Milbanke (October 20, 1814) 189

To Lady Melbourne (November 13, 1814) 190

To Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 18, 1815) 191

To Leigh Hunt (October 30, 1815) 191

To Lady Byron (February 8, 1816) 193

Part 3 Exile on Lake Geneva (April-October 1816) 195

Poetry 196

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Third 196

The Prisoner of Chillon 229

Sonnet on Chillon 229

Prometheus 239

Epistle to Augusta 241

Darkness 245

Manfred 247

Letters and Journal 283

To John Murray (August 28, 1816) 283

To Augusta Leigh (September 8, 1816) 284

From Alpine Journal (September 17-29, 1816) 286

Part 4 Final Pilgrimage-Italy and Greece (1816-1824) 293

Poetry 295

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Fourth 295

Beppo 348

To the Po. June 2nd 1819 373

From Don Juan 375

Dedication 380

Canto the First 385

From Canto the Second 436

Canto the Third 474

From Canto the Fourth 503

Canto the Fifth 517

From Canto the Ninth 554

From Canto the Tenth 568

Canto the Eleventh 580

From Canto the Twelfth 602

Canto the Thirteenth 605

From Canto the Fourteenth 631

From Canto the Fifteenth 642

From Canto the Sixteenth 656

Canto the Seventeenth 679

Francesca of Rimini 683

The Vision of Judgment 684

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year 714

Letters and Journal 716

To Thomas Moore (November 17, 1816) 716

To John Murray (November 25, 1816) ["In this beloved marble view"] 718

To Augusta Leigh (December 19, 1816) 719

To Thomas Moore (December 24, 1816) ["what are you doing now"; "As the Liberty lads o'er the Sea"] 721

To Thomas Moore (January 28, 1817) 723

To Thomas Moore (February 28, 1817) ["So we'll go no more a roving"] 725

To John Murray (May 30, 1817) 726

To Thomas Moore (July 10, 1817) ["My boat is on the shore"] 727

To John Murray (September 15, 1817) 729

To John Murray (January 8, 1818) ["My dear Mr. Murray"] 730

To Thomas Moore (September 19, 1818) 733

To Hobhouse and Kinnaird (January 19, 1819) 734

To John Murray (April 6, 1819) 735

To John Cam Hobhouse (April 6, 1819) 736

To Douglas Kinnaird (April 24, 1819) 738

To Teresa Guiccioli (April 25, 1819) 739

To John Murray (May 15, 1819) 740

To Augusta Leigh (May 17, 1819) 741

To John Murray (May 18, 1819) 742

To Augusta Leigh (July 26, 1819) 743

To John Murray (August 1, 1819) 745

To John Murray (August 12, 1819) 749

To John Cam Hobhouse (August 23, 1819) 751

To Douglas Kinnaird (October 26, 1819) 752

To John Murray (October 29, 1819) 754

To Richard Belgrave Hoppner (October 29, 1819) 755

To John Murray (February 21, 1820) 756

To John Cam Hobhouse (March 3, 1820) 758

To Richard Belgrave Hoppner (September 10, 1820) 758

To Thomas Moore (November 5, 1820) ["When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home"; "Endorsement to the Deed of Separation, in the April of 1816"; "To Penelope, January 2, 1821"] 759

To John Murray (November 9, 1820) 761

To John Murray (November 18, 1820) 762

To John Murray (December 9, 1820) 762

To Percy Bysshe Shelley (April 26, 1821) 763

To John Murray (July 6, 1821) 764

To John Murray (August 31, 1821) 765

To John Murray (September 24, 1821) 767

From Detached Thoughts (October 15, 1821-May 18, 1822) 768

To Thomas Moore (March 4, 1822) 769

To Henri Beyle (May 29, 1823) 770

To Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (July 22, 1823) 771

From Journal in Cephalonia (June 19 and September 28, 1823) 772

To Yusuff Pasha (January 23, 1824) 774

From Journal in Cephalonia (February 15, 1824) 774

To Mr. Mayer (February 21, 1824?) 775

Criticism 777

Nineteenth-Century Responses 781

To Lord Byron (December 1814) John Keats 781

From Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (February 19, 1819) 781

From Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (September 20, 1819) 781

From Letter to John Scott (April 18, 1816) William Wordsworth 782

From Letter to Henry Crabb Robinson? (January 1820) 782

From Letter to Thomas Love Peacock (July 17, 1816) Percy Bysshe Shelley 782

From Letter to Byron (May 26, 1820) 782

From Letter to Thomas Love Peacock (August [10?], 1821) 783

From Review of Don Juan (1819) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 783

From Review of Hours of Idleness (1808) Henry P. Brougham 784

From Review of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage I-II (1812) Francis Jeffrey 785

From Review of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage III and Other Poems of 1816 (1817) 787

Remarks on Don Juan in Blackwood's Magazine (1819) John Wilson John Gibson Lockhart(?) 790

[On Don Juan and the "Satanic School" of Poetry] (1821) Robert Southey 794

[On Don Juan] (1822) Francis Jeffrey 796

From Preface to Selections from the Works of Lord Byron (1866) Algernon Charles Swinburne 797

From Fortnightly Review (1870) John Morley 799

From "Memorial Verses" (1850) From Preface to Poetry of Byron (1881) Matthew Arnold 800

Twentieth-Century and Recent Criticism 803

General Studies 803

From Lord Byron: Christian Virtues G. Wilson Knight 803

Byron and the Mythology of Fact Anne Barton 812

The Book of Byron and the Book of a World Jerome J. McGann 828

Byron's Politics Malcolm Kelsall 855

Byron, Postmodernism and Intertextuality Studies of Individual Works Jane Stabler 864

Studies of Individual Works 876

Byron and the "Other": Poems 1808-1814 Donald H. Reiman 876

The Orientalism of Byron's Lust?" The Heronie as Passive Victim Marilyn Butler 882

"A Soulless Toy for Tyrant's Lust?": The Heroine as Passive Victim Caroline Franklin 891

The Sublime Self and the Single Voice Peter J. Manning 898

Byron and the Theatre Alan Richardson 920

The Shaping Spirit of Ruin: Childe Harold IV Jerome Christensen 926

Marginal Discourse: The Authority of Gossip in Beppo Cheryl Fallon Giuliano 933

Nothing So Difficult [Opening Signals in Don Juan] Peter W. Graham 943

"Their She Condition": Cross-Dressing and the Politics of Gender in Don Juan Susan J. Wolfson 955

Narcissus Jilted: Byron, Don Juan and the Biographical Imperative Cecil Y. Lang 972

"Man fell with apples": The Moral Mechanics of Don Juan James Chandler 993

The Politics of "Neutral Space" in Byron's Vision of Judgment Stuart Peterfreund 1008

Biographical Register 1021

Byron: A Chronology 1035

Selected Bibliography 1039

Index of Poem Titles and First Lines 1047

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