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 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.
The Dean and the Don
Back in 1968, when I was editing Poetry Review, published by the Poetry Society, I started a campaign to have a memorial to Byron placed in Poets’ Corner. I was tentative in my first approach to...Read more
That a romantic could have also been So classical is striking you’ll agree Though waxing passionate when we are green And cooler when mature is probably A change determined in the very gene Or...Read more