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Don Juan
     

Don Juan

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by Lord George Gordon Byron, T. G. Steffan (Editor), E. Steffan (Editor), W. W. Pratt (Editor), Susan J. Wolfson (Introduction)
 

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In this rambling, exuberant, conversational poem, the travels of Don Juan are used as a vehicle for some of the most lively and acute commentaries on human societies and behaviour in the language. The manner is what Goethe called 'a cultured comic language' - a genre which he regarded as not possible in German and which he felt Byron managed superbly. This edition is

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In this rambling, exuberant, conversational poem, the travels of Don Juan are used as a vehicle for some of the most lively and acute commentaries on human societies and behaviour in the language. The manner is what Goethe called 'a cultured comic language' - a genre which he regarded as not possible in German and which he felt Byron managed superbly. This edition is itself a significant contribution to Byron scholarship. The editors have been able to draw on their authoritative edition of the poem published by the University of Texas Press. The extensive annotation covers points of difficulty, selected variant readings and a mass of information on the historical allusions which Byron wove into the poem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140424522
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
428,154
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.79(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

George Gordon Byron was born on 22 January 1788 and inherited the barony in 1798. He gained a reputation for his startling good looks and extravagant behaviour, and on the publication of 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' became famous overnight. In 1815 he married Annabella Millbanke, but they were seaprated after a year. The rumoured relationship with his half-sister Augusta lead him to leave England in 1816. He eventually settled in Italy and supported Italian revolutionary movements, and in 1823 left to fight for Greek independence. He contracted fever and died in 1824.

T.G. Steffan is Professor Emeritus of English in the University of Austin, Texas. W.W. Pratt is a former Professor Emeritus of English in the University of Austin, and died in 1991.

Susan J. Wolfson (introducer) is Professor of English at Princeton University.

Peter J. Manning is Professor of English at the State University of New York.

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