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The Prisoner of Chillon

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There are seven pillars of Gothic mould, In Chillon's dungeons deep and old, There are seven columns, massy and gray, Dim with a dull imprison'd ray, A sunbeam which hath lost its way, And through the crevice and the cleft Of the thick wall is fallen and left.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
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Debbie Zapata
Sep 22, 2016 Debbie Zapata rated it really liked it
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I haven't read much Byron over the years, just bits and pieces here and there, so I did not know anything about this poem or the events that inspired it. I was more than a little bit intimidated when I saw that the edition of the poem available at Project Gutenberg was stuffed full of footnotes. I decided to read just the poem itself first, then go back and re-read it with the notes. I also saved any Googling of the topic for after my first run-through. I wanted to experience the pure poem first ...more
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This poem is beyond perfect! So touching!
Allegra Byron
May 04, 2014 Allegra Byron rated it it was amazing
Una pequeña obra maestra (por tamaño) de mi amado Lord Byron. Con unas pocas palabras, te transporta literalmente a esa celda del castillo, sufriendo lo mismo que el protagonista. Seguramente así se sentía él, encerrado en una celda, de la que no podía salir.
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Absolutely amazing. Byron draws such dark pictures - and you grow to love them.
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It seems like he wrote this poem in prison. And breast was aching after...
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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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