Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Corsair (Penguin Classics: Poetry First Editions)” as Want to Read:
Corsair (Penguin Classics: Poetry First Editions)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Corsair (Penguin Classics: Poetry First Editions)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  127 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Him Juan sought, and told of their intent; -- He spake not -- but a sign express'd assent. These Juan calls -- they come -- to their salute He bends him slightly, but his lips are mute. "These letters, Chief, are from the Greek -- the spy, Who still proclaims our spoil or peril nigh.
Published (first published January 1st 1995)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Corsair, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Corsair

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 266)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
karen

i read this ages ago, but that was before i had this excellent edition:

Photobucket

and you know what that means...

Photobucket

Photobucket

yup. i finally got me some byron in my mouth.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

and thank you, jen!!

...more
TwinFitzgeraldKirkland
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jenny
pros:
- I have a soft spot for Byron
- it's always amusing to watch someone wrestle with heroic couplets
- PIRATES

cons:
- this definitely crossed my threshold of tolerance for white male 18th/19th century authors and their grossness about race, women etc
Emily
Action packed and full of adventure. Also good female characters which is rare for a book from this time period.
Ginary
lindo libro, y el final deja que cada persona se imagine a su manera el destino del protagonista.
Rebecca
Tis about a pirate. So opportunity for envisioning Depp. ;)
Treatise on seductiveness of the other/ orientalism.
Kinda feels more like spectating than reading.

*craves internality*

*particularly from Depp* ;)


Katheryna Lakomova
This poem is great. I see it, I feel it! Byron's words make me live between his lines, inside his letters...
The Corsair is so...marine? :) So...solt? So...tragic and magnificent at the same time. Impressed, honestly.
Randa
I liked the writting style and Byron's feeling i realy felt it but it was so melancholy and open ending and i hate that but it was agreat poem and great story to my speacial outher
Funnycucumber
I had to read it for my school project. It is pretty good for something that was written in the nineteenth century.
David Cain
A too often forgotten masterpiece from Byron.
Sam Kirby
Sam Kirby is currently reading it
Jun 25, 2015
Philipp PPH
Philipp PPH marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2015
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2015
Angelia
Angelia marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2015
Bianca
Bianca marked it as to-read
May 30, 2015
Joe
Joe marked it as to-read
May 25, 2015
Pakitoinuriak
Pakitoinuriak marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2015
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2015
lorenzo
lorenzo marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Necessity of Atheism and Other Essays
  • Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer
  • Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World
  • Selected Poems and Fragments
  • Endymion: A Poetic Romance
  • Byron: Life and Legend
  • Listen!
  • Astrophel and Stella
  • Selected Poems
  • Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century
  • On the Pleasure of Hating
  • Selections from the Carmina Burana: A New Verse Translation
  • A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems
  • Campos de Castilla
  • A Season in Hell/Illuminations
  • Tales from the Clerks: The Complete Collection of Comic Stories!
  • Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
  • The Poems of Ossian and Related Works: James MacPherson
44407
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 r ...more
More about George Gordon Byron...
Selected Poems Don Juan Lord Byron: The Major Works Byron's Poetry Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“He knew himself a villain—but he deem'd
The rest no better than the thing he seem'd;
And scorn'd the best as hypocrites who hid
Those deeds the bolder spirit plainly did.
He knew himself detested, but he knew
The hearts that loath'd him, crouch'd and dreaded too.
Lone, wild, and strange, he stood alike exempt
From all affection and from all contempt”
5 likes
More quotes…