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Selected Poetry of Lord Byron (Modern Library Classics)


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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.


Selected Poetry of Byron brings together the most renowned works of the first poet to become a true literary sensation.

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 Byrons 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

Biographical Note


Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the First

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Second

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Third

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Fourth

On Leaving Newstead Abbey

The First Kiss of Love

To Woman

Reply to Some Verses of J. 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"

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 Passing the Ambracian Gulf

"The spell is broke, the charm is flown!"

The 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"


"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")


Churchill's Grave


A Fragment ("could I remount," etc.)

Sonnet to Lake Leman

On Sam Rogers

Stanzas to the Po

Stanzas ("Could Love for ever")

Stanzas Written on the Road Between Florence and Pisa


Last Words on Greece

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year

[Love and Death]

"She walks in Beauty"

"The Harp the Monarch Minstrel swept"

"If that high world"

"The 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 the weep"

"Thy days are done"

Song of Saul Before His Last Battle


"All Is Vanity, Saith the Preacher"

"When coldness wraps this suffering clay"

Vision of Belshazzar

"Sun of the sleepless!"253

"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

The Destruction of Sennacherib

"A Spirit passed before me"

"By the Waters of Babylon"

Fare Thee Well

Stanzas to Augusta ("When all around grew drear and dark")

Stanzas to Augusta ("Though the day of my Destiny's over")

The Dream

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"


To Mr. Murray ("To book 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


On My Wedding-Day

My Boy Hobbie O

Lines, Addressed by Lord Byron to Mr. Hobbouse on His Election for Westminster

Epigram ("The world is a bundle of hay")

John Keats

English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers

The Vision of Judgment

From Don Juan: Canto the First

From Don Juan: Canto the Second

From Don Juan: Canto the Third

From Don Juan: Canto the Fourth

From Don Juan: Canto the Seventh

From Don Juan: Canto the Ninth

From Don Juan: Canto the Eleventh

From Don Juan: Canto the Twelfth

From Don Juan: Canto the Thirteenth

From Don Juan: Canto the Fourteenth

From Don Juan: Canto the Fifteenth

From Don Juan: Canto the Sixteenth

From Don Juan: Canto the Seventeenth

The Giaour

From The Bride of Abydos

From The Corsair

The Prisoner of Chillon




Index of Titles

Product Details

Marchand, Leslie A.
Disch, Thomas M.
Introduction by:
Disch, Thomas M.
Disch, Thomas M.
Marchand, Leslie A.
Disch, Thomas M.
Byron, George Gordon
Marchand, Leslie A.
Edited by Leslie A. Marchand
Lord George G. Byron
Byron, George Gordon, Lord
Introduction by Thomas Disch
Byron, George G. Lord
Notes by Jeffery Vai l
Modern Library
New York
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Single Author - British & Irish
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
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8.08x5.30x1.07 in. 1.16 lbs.

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