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Don Juan (Paperback)

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    Byronís exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, beginning with his illicit love affair at the age of sixteen in his native Spain and his subsequent exile to Italy. Following a dramatic shipwreck, his exploits take him to Gree......more

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Byronís exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, beginning with his illicit love affair at the age of sixteen in his native Spain and his subsequent exile to Italy. Following a dramatic shipwreck, his exploits take him to Greece, where he is sold as a slave, and to Russia, where he becomes a favorite of the Empress Catherine who sends him on to England. Written in ottava rima stanza form, Byronís Don Juan blends high drama with earthy humor, outrageous satire of his contemporaries, and sharp mockery of Western societies, with England coming under particular attack.

  • This authoritative edition now includes a completely new and substantially longer introduction that discusses the mythology of the Byronic hero
  • Extensive annotation covers points of interest, selected variant readings, and the historical allusions Byron wove into his poem

George Gordon Byron was born on January 22, 1788 and he inherited the barony in 1798. He went to school in Dulwich, and then in 1801 to Harrow. In 1805 he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, later gaining a reputation in London for his startling good looks and extravagant behavior. His first collection of poems, Hours of Idleness (1807), was not well received, but with the publication of the first two cantos of Childe Haroldís Pilgrimage (1812) he became famous overnight and increased this fame with a series of wildly popular ĎEastern Talesí. In 1815 he married the heiress Annabella Milbanke, but they were separated after a year. Byron shocked society by the rumored relationship with his half-sister, Augusta, and in 1816 he left England forever. He eventually settled in Italy, where he lived for some time with Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli. He supported Italian revolutionary movements and in 1823 he left for Greece to fight in its struggle for independence, but he contracted a fever and died at Missolonghi in 1824.

Byronís contemporary popularity was based first on Childe Harold and the ĎTalesí, and then on Don Juan (1819-24), his most sophisticated and accomplished writing. He was one of the strongest exemplars of the Romantic movement, and the Byronic hero was a prototype widely imitated in European and American literature.

Susan J. Wolfson is professor of English at Princeton University.


Peter J. Manning is chair and professor of English at SUNY Stony Brook.

Author:
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron
Series Title:
Penguin Classics
Genre:
POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Audience:
College/higher education
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
756
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
03/29/2005
Copyright Year:
2004
ISBN:
9780140424522
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.15 lb
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