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The quintessential Romantic, Lord Byron produced some of the most daring poetry of his time, collected here in this revised edition—the only widely available selection to include his own notes on the same page as the poetry.

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Overview

The quintessential Romantic, Lord Byron produced some of the most daring poetry of his time, collected here in this revised edition—the only widely available selection to include his own notes on the same page as the poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786103416
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788—1824) gained a reputation for his good looks and extravagant behavior and became instantly famous when his poems were first published.

Susan J. Wolfson is professor of English at Princeton University.

Peter J. Manning is chair and professor of English at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Table of Contents

A fragment ('when, to their airy hall, my fathers' voice') 1
To woman 1
The Cornelian 2
To Caroline ('you say you love, and yet your eye') 3
English bards and Scotch reviewers : a satire 6
Lines to Mr. Hodgson (written on board the Lisbon packet) 49
Maid of Athens, ere we part 51
Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos 53
To Thyrza ('without a stone to mark the spot') 54
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a Romaunt, Cantos I-II 56
Preface to the first and second Cantos 56
To Ianthe 59
Canto the first 61
Canto the second 94
Appendix to Canto the second 128
An ode to the framers of the frame bill 153
Lines to a lady weeping 154
The waltz : an apostrophic hymn 155
Remember thee! : remember thee! 166
The Giaour : a fragment of a Turkish tale 167
The bride of Abydos : a Turkish tale 209
The corsair : a tale 248
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte 308
Stanzas for music 314
She walks in beauty 315
Lara : a tale 316
The destruction of Sennacherib 355
Napoleon's farewell (from the French) 356
From the French ('must thou go, my glorious chief') 357
The siege of Corinth 359
When we two parted 391
Fare thee well! 392
Prometheus 394
The prisoner of chillon : a fable and sonnet on chillon 397
Darkness 412
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a Romaunt, Canto III 415
Epistle to Augusta ('my sister! my sweet sister! &c.) 456
Lines (on hearing that lady Byron was ill) 460
Manfred : a dramatic poem 463
So, we'll go no more a roving 507
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a romaunt, Canto IV 508
Epistle from Mr. Murray to Dr. Polidori ('dear Doctor, I have read your play') 570
BEPPO : a Venetian story 573
Epistle to Mr. Murray ('my dear Mr. Murray') 599
Mazeppa 602
Stanzas to the Po 627
The isles of Greece 629
Francesca of Rimini. From the Inferno of Dante, Canto the fifth 632
Stanzas ('when a man hath no freedom') 634
Sardanapalus : a tragedy 635
Who kill'd John Keats? 735
The blues : a literary eclogue 736
The vision of judgment 749
On this day I complete my thirty-sixth year 780
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2003

    The Most Romantic Man I Ever Knew

    Gordon as he liked to be called by all his close friends such as Mary and Percy Shelley and The strange and odd Dr Polidori in his way Gordon wanted to let his poems tell of his true feelings about love and it certainly show's in the telling of some of his best poem's long live my dear lord gordon byron

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