Lord Byron: The Major Works

Lord Byron The Major Works Byron is regarded today as the ultimate Romantic whose name has entered the language to describe a man of brooding passion Although his private life shocked his contemporaries his poetry was immensel

  • Title: Lord Byron: The Major Works
  • Author: George Gordon Byron Jerome J. McGann
  • ISBN: 9780192840400
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Byron is regarded today as the ultimate Romantic, whose name has entered the language to describe a man of brooding passion Although his private life shocked his contemporaries his poetry was immensely popular and influential, especially in Europe This comprehensive edition includes the complete texts of his two poetic masterpieces Childe Harold s Pilgrimage and Don JuanByron is regarded today as the ultimate Romantic, whose name has entered the language to describe a man of brooding passion Although his private life shocked his contemporaries his poetry was immensely popular and influential, especially in Europe This comprehensive edition includes the complete texts of his two poetic masterpieces Childe Harold s Pilgrimage and Don Juan, as well as the dramatic poems Manfred and Cain There are many other shorter poems and part of the satire English Bards and Scotch Reviewers In addition there is a selection from Byron s inimitable letters, extracts from his journals and conversations, as well as formal writings.

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    1. This book has been getting me laid for well over a decade, and will continue to help me get laid for many decades to come; and that's how you know it's a Classic immemorial.

    2. Lord Byron inspired me throughout my adolescence and quickly became on e of my favorite poets. I still treasure my oxford worlds' classics book that was a gift from my High School Senior English teacher, Mr. Sergent. He instilled my love for literature!

    3. I have a friend who says she ranks Lord Byron above all the English Romantic poets--even above Keats. I can't agree, even though reading through this I understand why she would. She thinks Keats sometimes overwrought. I don't agree really. What can I say, he sings to me. The only poem of Keats I don't like is Edymion, his one epic poem, and one even Keats admitted was problematic. Even that has lines to relish: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."Not that there aren't some gorgeous verse of Byr [...]

    4. I love his way of writing and the way he sees the world. I find myself in a lot of his poems and sometimes think, "He stole my idea!" =) My favorite one is Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - especially "Canto the second" part.

    5. Beppo and The vision of judgement were definite favourites, but this is a volume to keep at hand to read again. I wonder why Byron was never mentioned at school.

    6. In a way, Guybrush Threepwood introduced me to Lord Byron. Perhaps the connection is not that straightforward, but nevertheless the fact that Mr. Threepwood uses the word 'orange' to stop an otherwise endless cycle of pirate singing and a random comment on a later teacher's part that dear Lord managed to rhyme everything except orange (a difficult task in the early 19th century even if it has become easier later), lead me to buying this rather sizable volume of poetry. And they blame video games [...]

    7. Pretty interesting indeed but not good enough though. A good poet but not a great one. Some of the poems and stanzas were pretty amazing. I read more than 500 pages but then I had to give it up. It was becoming boring for me.I was not impressed by the Don Juan. The way he told the story of Don Juan through his rhymes is admirable but yet not very interesting. I read a few pages more after I gave it up but was not able to finish it all Nevertheless a very good romantic poetHis talent of using the [...]

    8. Over 1000 pages of Byronic verse, drama, and letters. Byron has never been my favorite poet, but I dutifully trudged through this volume, the first Byron I have read since college. Byron is at his best when he's using his tongue-in-cheek ironic voice, and can sometimes be quite funny. But much of his works are just not that accessible to modern readers, especially Childe Harold, which is a bore. Certainly parts of Don Juan are still fun to read, but towards the end it begins to feel interminable [...]

    9. Byron has been my favorite Romantic poet--as he was during the Romantic period--since I have been able to read with ease (say, since grad school).His "English Bard and Scotch Reviewers" sets the standard for English Satire since Jonson and Dryden. It is very funny at the expense of an intellectual elite much less doubtful than ours today. We need another Byron. His "Don Juan" is without equal in English literature; maybe Ariosto's similar in Italian, though I think Byron more witty, finally. Byr [...]

    10. Arguably, the first modern celebrity and certainly the most famous literary man of his time. A few awe-inspiring lyrics and so many staggering full-length works and closet dramas mean he wasn't all reputation either.Of the long poems, I definitely prefer the chatty, comic Byron of the later years (well 29-36, his death) to the early brooding intensity. That said, I've recently been browsing through 'Manfred', a work which combines utterly compelling nihilism with breathtaking perspectives on the [...]

    11. Byron has come to symbolize a lot in the public imagaination: the rebel, the casanova, the spoiled rich kid, the incestuous pervert, the care-free romantic, and the brooding Gothic genius. Yet in his work we find a very different personality shining through. Byron the sheer poet should not be missed.

    12. This is a great edition, boasting a large sampling of Lord Byron's work. As titled, the most significant works are included, but a host of smaller, lesser-known work are as well.I especially appreciate the combination of scholarly endnotes, and Byron's own notes for works like Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.This is one I am marking up and wearing out.

    13. Darkness is an absolute favorite of mine.An excerpt: The rivers, lakes and ocean all stood still,And nothing stirr'd within their silent depths;Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea,And their masts fell down piecemeal;

    14. Love Lord Byron I still have one of my favorites memorized"She walks in beauty, like the nightof cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that's best of dark and bright,meet in her aspect and her eyes"

    15. Byron is one of those writers whose personality seeps into every word choice and placement of punctuation. Fortunately, he's Lord freaking Byron, so that makes his works a joy to read.

    16. Don Juan is an amazing thing, its funny for something so old!The rest of the poems are great, just awesome too.

    17. Wasn't as good as I hoped, but still worth reading to appreciate the history and evolution of gothic literature.

    18. There ought to be an 'abandoned' bookshelf option. Struggled through most of Childe Harold, but it was just so bloody boring. Couldn't face another 800 pages of this.

    19. I just named my fish after Lord Byron, and totally referenced a poem by his contemporary, Sir Walter Scott, that I thought Byron wrote. Whoops! I must read some as pitance.

    20. Well, Byron's very popular. Sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads: they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

    21. Byron. Is. The. Best. He is a genius. There is no question about it. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is my favorite, I think, if I really had to choose one. But they're all really, really good.

    22. I have mixed feelings about this, First it starts off great , In a way that makes you wonder how can a human being have such sense and portrayal, but as we go deeper , parts of it become somewhat boring , such as ODE TO NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.Parts of his poem's were definitely magic, and other parts were just not so good, As a Muslim I liked when some verses he mentioned Allah , Eblis , and Some Arabic words like : Ghoul and Afrit, Also the famous Hassan showed up in some places , which was really [...]

    23. Byron was a master, endlessly witty, often insightful, and a magician with words. "Don Juan" is his best in terms of sheer verbal virtuosity, but "Cain" is the deepest and most haunting.

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