Selected Poems (Byron)

Selected Poems (Byron)


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140424508
  • 864 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Selected Poems (Byron)Introduction
Table of Dates
Further Reading
A Note on This Edition
A Fragment (‘When, to their airy hall, my fathers’ voice’)
To Woman
The Cornelian
To Caroline (‘You say you love, and yet your eye’)
English Bards And Scotch Reviewers: A Satire
Lines to Mr Hodgson (Written on Board the Lisbon Packet)
Maid of Athens, ere we part
Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos
To Thyrza (‘Without a stone to mark the spot’)
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: A Romaunt, Cantos I-II
Preface to the First and Second Cantos
To Ianthe
Canto the First
Canto the Second
Appendix to Canto the Second
An Ode to the Framers of the Frame Bill
Lines to a Lady Weeping
The Waltz: An Apostrophic Hymn
Remember Thee! Remember Thee!
The Giaour: A Fragment of a Turkish Tale
The Bride of Abydos: A Turkish Tale
The Corsair: A Tale
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte
Stanzas for Music
She walks in beauty
Lara: A Tale
The Destruction of Sennacherib
Napoleon’s Farewell (From the French)
From the French (‘Must thou go, my glorious Chief’)
The Siege of Corinth
When we two parted
Fare thee well!
Prometheus
The Prisoner of Chillon: A Fable and Sonnet on Chillon
Darkness
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: A Romaunt, Canto III
Epistle to Augusta (‘My sister! my sweet sister!’ &c.)
Lines (On Hearing that Lady Byron was Ill)
Manfred: A Dramatic Poem
So, we’ll go no more a roving
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: A Romaunt, Canto IV
Epistle from Mr Murray to Dr Polidori (‘Dear Doctor, I have read your play’)
Beppo: A Venetian Story
Epistle to Mr Murray (‘My dear Mr Murray’)
Mazeppa
Stanzas to the Po
The Isles of Greece
Francesca of Rimini. From the Inferno of Dante, Canto the Fifth
Stanzas (‘When a man hath no freedom’)
Sardanapalus: A Tragedy
Who kill’d John Keats?
The Blues” A Literary Eclogue
The Vision of Judgment
On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year
Notes
Works Cited in the Notes
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines
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