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Lord Byron was a legend in his own lifetime and the dominant influence on the Romantic movement. His early fame came in 1812 after the publication of Childe Harold. Relishing humor and irony, daring and flamboyancy, sarcasm and idealism, his work encompasses a sweeping range of topics, subjects, and models, embracing the most traditional and the most experimental poetic fo ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published October 4th 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1951)
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Persephone Abbott
Dec 24, 2013 Persephone Abbott rated it it was amazing
I’m glad I took three years to tiptoe through this little volume, it grew on me, and I began to appreciate Byron more. The words startled me at times for I recognized strings of phrases more modern poets had borrowed. I even found myself stringing random versus together:

Hunter of Life, Child of Clay
Eagle sun wind and abyss
Keep mortal sustenance at bay
Future, present, past, shuttles of the loom
Plunge through waves of voyaged verse
Destiny, fate and lot, all booked doom
United, then conspire upon a
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Nov 15, 2011 GoldGato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Thank god for Penguin classics, they always make the weighty stuff seem so manageable for mere mortals. Case in point, Byron. If you are a collector of real books, you know that his entire collection is rather large, so it's nice to have a mass paperback version that can be held in the hand.

Byron was a truly strange dude, compared to his contemporaries. Today, he would be the Kelly Slater of poets, probably surfing Malibu while writing verses in the sand. His death was tragic, which made his poe
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Mar 07, 2016 Carly Grote rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As a total romantic, Lord Byron has been tugging at my heart strings since the first moment I read She Walks in Beauty.
Terence Carlisle
Wonderfully accessible poems by the prototypical Romantic pop star, whose charisma is palpable on the page.
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She Walks in Beauty, So We'll Go No More a Roving, and Darkness are my favorite.
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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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“Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean - roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin - his control
Stops with the shore.”
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