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Selected Poetry of Lord Byron


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Poet, celebrity, and revolutionary, Lord (George Gordon) Byron was one of the most influential and controversial figures of the first half of the nineteenth century, his distinctive, deeply felt work comprising one of the enduring high points of Romantic literature. From "Manfred," with its evocation of the figure that came to be called the "Byronic hero," to the melancholy "Childe Harold," to the satirical masterpiece "Don Juan" (presented here in judiciously selected form), this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes all of the essential Byron.


Presents a collection of Lord Byron's poetry, including "Manfred," "Childe Harold," and "Don Juan."

About the Author

Leslie A. Marchand, one of the foremost Byron scholars of the twentieth century, was general editor of the authoritative twelve-volume edition of Byron’s Letters and Journals.

Thomas M. Disch is the author of ten books of poetry and more than fifteen novels, including, most recently, Camp Concentration. He lives in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

Childe Harold's pilgrimage — Preface (To the first and second cantos): Canto the first — Canto the second — Canto the third — Canto the fourth — Shorter poems — Early poems: On leaving Newstead Abbey — First kiss of love — To woman — Reply to some verses of F.M.B. Pigot, Esq., on the cruelty of his mistress — To the sighing Strephon — Lachin Y Gair — To romance — To a lady — "I would I were a careless child" — "When I rov'd a young highlander" — Miscellaneous and occasional poems: Fragment, written shortly after the marriage of Miss Chaworth — Lines inscribed upon a cup formed from a skull — Inscription on the monument of a Newfoundland dog — "Well! Thou art happy" — To a lady, on being asked my reason for quitting England in the spring — Stanzas written in the passing Ambracian Gulf — "Spell is broke, the charm is flown!" — Girl of Cadiz — Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos — "Maid of Athens, ere we part" — Farewell to Malta — Newstead Abbey — Epistle to a friend — To Thyrza — "Away, away, ye notes of woe!" — "One struggle more, and I am free" — Euthanasia --"And thou art dead, as young and fair" — Lines to a lady weeping — "Remember thee! Remember thee!" — Thou art not false, but thou art fickle" — Sonnet, to Genevra — Sonnet, to the same — Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte — Stanzas for music ("I speak not," etc.) — Stanzas for music ("There's not a joy," etc.) — Stanzas for music ("There be none of Beauty's daughters") — Darkness — Churchill's grave — Prometheus — Fragment ("Could I remount," etc.) — Sonnet to Lake Leman — On Sam Rogers — Stanzas to the Po — Stanzas to ("Could love for ever") — Stanzas written on the road between Florence and Pisa — Aristomenes — Last words on Greece — On this day I complete my thirty-sixth year — [Love and death] — Hebrew melodies: "She walks in Beauty" — "Harp the monarch Minstrel swept" — "If that high world" — "Wild gazelle" — "Oh! Weep for those" — "On Jordan's banks" — Jephtha's daughter — "Oh! Snatched away in Beauty's bloom" — "My soul is dark" — "I saw thee weep" — "Thy days are done" — Song of Saul before his last battle — Saul — "All is vanity, Saith the preacher" — "When coldness wraps this suffering clay" — Vision of Belshazzar — "Sun of the sleepless!" — "Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st it to be" — Herod's lament for Mariamne — On the day of the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus — By the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept — Destruction of Sennacherib — "Spirit passed before me" — "By the waters of Babylon" — Domestic pieces: Fare thee well — Stanzas to Augusta ("When all around grew drear and dark") — Stanzas to Augusta ("Though the day of my destiny's over") — Dream — Jeux d'Esprit ephemeral verses: Lines to Mr. Hodgson — Translation of the nurse's dole in the Medea of Euripides — Windsor poetics — "So we'll go no more a-roving" — Versicles — To Mr. Murray ("To hook the reader, you, John Murray") — To Thomas Moore — Epistle from Mr. Murray to Dr. Polidori — Epistle to Mr. Murray ("My dear Mr. Murray") — To Mr. Murray ("Strahan, Tonson, Lintot of the times") — Epigram, from the French of Rulhieres — Epilogue — On my wedding-day — My boy Hobbie O — Lines, addressed by lord Byron to Mr. Hobhouse on his election for Westminster — Epigram ("World is a bundle of hay") — John Keats — Satires: English Bards and Scotch reviewers — Vision of judgment — From Don Juan: Canto the first — Canto the second — Canto the third — Canto the fourth — Canto the seventh — Canto the ninth — Canto the eleventh — Canto the twelfth — Canto the thirteenth — Canto the fourteenth — Canto the fifteenth — Canto the sixteenth — Canto the seventeenth — Tales: Giaour — From the Bride of Abydos — From the Corsair — Prisoner of Chillon — Beppo — Drama: Manfred.

Product Details

Modern Library
Poetry : English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Marchand, Leslie A.
Edited by:
Leslie Alexis Marchand
Leslie Alexis Marchand
Notes by Jeffery Vai l
Edited by Leslie A. Marchand
Byron, Baron George Gordon Byron
Byron, George G. Lord
Baron George Gordon Byron Byron
Marchand, Leslie Alexis
Introduction by Thomas Disch
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Single Author - British & Irish
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Poetry-A to Z
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