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Fugitive Pieces

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George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788-1824) was an English poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, and So We'll Go no More a-Roving, and the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812-1818) and Don Juan (1819-1824), although the latter remained incomplete on his death. He ...more
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Published (first published December 1st 1933)
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Drew
Jul 13, 2015 Drew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, romanticism
I enjoyed reading Byron's first book of poetry, even though it was recalled before being published and all but four copies destroyed. It's interesting (sad, funny, and hypocritical) that the edition I read was a photo facsimile of the Rev. Becher's copy of the book. He was the one who told Byron that several poems were too risqué. In response, Byron recalled the print run and destroyed it. But, the Rev. kept his copy to himself and it has survived.

It was fun to read these early poems, which focu
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Droid
Jul 26, 2013 Droid rated it liked it
Byron in embryonic form. Occasional hints of better things to come but, on the whole, largely forgettable.
Mat
Jul 21, 2010 Mat rated it liked it
A wonderful mix of pieces from Byron I was entertained for the majority of the collection. I was most impressed by the depth and powerful writing of a young Byron.
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Playful and precocious - containing a few gems and some preening adolescent nonsense. But probably a tad better than most schoolboy poetry.
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maybe people would like him more if he didn't cry so much
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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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