Selected Poems

Selected Poems
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ISBN10: 
0140424504
ISBN13: 
9780140424508
Pages: 
864
Published: 
November 24th 2005 by Penguin Classics
Rating: 
4.04

Described as 'Mad, bad and dangerous to know' by one of his lovers, Lady Caroline Lamb, Lord Byron was the quintessential Romantic. Flamboyant, charismatic and brilliant, he remains almost as notorious for his life - as a political revolutionary, sexual adventurer and traveller - as he does for his literary work. Yet he produced some of the most daring and exuberant poetry of the Romantic age, from 'To Caroline' and 'To Woman' to the satirical English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, his exotic Eastern tales and the colourful narrative of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, the work that made him famous overnight and gave birth to the idea of the brooding Byronic hero.

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers: A Satire (1820)

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers: A Satire (1820)

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
The Romantic Poets: Byron, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth

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Lara; The Siege of Corinth; Parisina; The Prisoner of Chillon; The Dream

Lara; The Siege of Corinth; Parisina; The Prisoner of Chillon; The Dream

1900. Byron is regarded as the ultimate Romantic and whose name has become synonymous with brooding passion. Although his private life was considered shocking, his poetry...
Soundings: Leaving Certificate Poetry Interim Anthology

Soundings: Leaving Certificate Poetry Interim Anthology

Soundings was first published in 1969. It was intended as an 'interim' anthology of poetry for the Leaving Certificate until such time as a more permanent volume could be devised....
The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night - Volume 15 (One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (16 vol. ver.) #15)

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821-1890) was an English explorer,...
The Ghost of Eden

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Vividly realized, emotionally gripping, these poems of Chase Twichell's confront the crucial issue of our times: the death of nature as we have known it. The Adirondacks, with their beauties and dangers, are the setting for many of the poems. They are inhabited by...
Poetry and Prose (Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies)

Poetry and Prose (Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies)

For this reason, this volume presents the writings in the order of publication rather than composition. Readers can trace the poems through letters, reviews, and...