George Gordon Byron





George Gordon Byron

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
January 22, 1788

died
April 19, 1824

gender
male

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George Gordon Byron (aka Lord Byron), later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond.

Byron's notabilty rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured upper-class living, numerous love affairs, debts, and separation. He was notably described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". Byron served as a regional lead...more


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Don Juan
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Lord Byron: The Major Works
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Byron's Poetry
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
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Manfred: A Dramatic Poem
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The Giaour: A Fragment of a...
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The Love Poems of Lord Byro...
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Cain a Mystery
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 1922 — 15 editions
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The Corsair
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“And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on.”
George Gordon Byron

“In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.”
George Gordon Byron

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
George Gordon Byron