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Lord Byron


Born
in London, England
January 22, 1788

Died
April 19, 1824

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Influences


George Gordon Byron (invariably known as 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 remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond.

Byron's notabilty rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured upper-class living, numerous love affairs, debts, and separation. He was notably described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". Byron served as
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Selected Poems

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Don Juan

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Lord Byron: The Major Works

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Manfred

3.81 avg rating — 2,176 ratings — published 1817 — 143 editions
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Byron's Poetry

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4.15 avg rating — 1,840 ratings — published 1816 — 289 editions
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

3.70 avg rating — 1,800 ratings — published 1812 — 1150 editions
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The Giaour: A Fragment of a...

3.16 avg rating — 1,346 ratings — published 1813 — 64 editions
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Cain a Mystery

3.95 avg rating — 769 ratings — published 1821 — 77 editions
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She Walks in Beauty

4.08 avg rating — 415 ratings — published 1814 — 8 editions
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The Corsair

3.69 avg rating — 375 ratings — published 1814 — 84 editions
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Quotes by Lord Byron  (?)
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“And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on.”
George Gordon Byron

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
Lord Byron

“In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.”
George Gordon Byron

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