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


and you know what that means...



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


and thank you, jen!!

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- I have a soft spot for Byron
- it's always amusing to watch someone wrestle with heroic couplets

- this definitely crossed my threshold of tolerance for white male 18th/19th century authors and their grossness about race, women etc
Action packed and full of adventure. Also good female characters which is rare for a book from this time period.
lindo libro, y el final deja que cada persona se imagine a su manera el destino del protagonista.
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.
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
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.
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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 r ...more
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“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”
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