Byrons Poetry Nce 2E Pa

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  • Copyright: 2009-08-17
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This Norton Critical Edition of Byron's Poetry and Prose is the most comprehensive and accessible student edition available, annotated to meet the needs of students, instructors, and the general reader. The extensive selection of Byron's works includes the complete texts of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, The Giaour, The Prisoner of Chillon, Manfred, Beppo, and The Vision of Judgment, and over half of Don Juan (with complete cantos I, III, V, XI, XIII, and XVII), along with more than eighty of Byron's incomparably witty letters and journal entries. The arrangement, according to the four clearly defined periods of Byron's life, highlights the significant biographical dimension of his poetry, allowing readers to trace Byron's poetic development in the context of his extraordinary fame (and notoriety) in England and exile in Switzerland, Italy, and Greece. Supporting materials include Byron's own numerous notes, biographical headnotes for each period, editorial annotations, a biographical register, a chronology of Byron's life and work, a selected bibliography, and an index of poem titles and first lines.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Abbreviationsp. xxix
Byron's Poetry and Prosep. 1
Early Years and First Pilgrimage (1803-1812)p. 3
Poetryp. 4
A Fragment (""When, to their airy hall, my fathers' voice"")p. 4
Fragment. Written Shortly After the Marriage of Miss Chaworthp. 4
The Cornelianp. 4
Lachin Y Gairp. 6
I Would I Were a Careless Childp. 7
Lines Inscribed upon a Cup Formed from a Skullp. 9
From English Bards and Scotch Reviewersp. 10
Maid of Athens, Ere We Partp. 18
Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydosp. 19
Childe Harold's Pilgrimagep. 21
Canto the Firstp. 26
Canto the Secondp. 55
To Thyrza (""Without a stone to mark the spot"")p. 98
Letters and Journalp. 99
To Mrs. Catherine Gordon Byron (May 1-10, 1804[?])p. 99
To Augusta Byron (November 6, 1805)p. 100
To Elizabeth Bridget Pigot (July 5, 1807)p. 101
To Elizabeth Bridget Pigot (October 26, 1807)p. 103
To Robert Charles Dallas (January 21, 1808)p. 104
To Charles Skinner Matthews (June 22, [1809])p. 105
To Francis Hodgson (June 30, 1809) [""Huzza! Hodgson, we are going""]p. 105
To Francis Hodgson (July 16, 1809)p. 108
To Mrs. Catherine Gordon Byron (August 11, 1809)p. 108
To Mrs. Catherine Gordon Byron (November 12, 1809)p. 111
To John Cam Hobhouse (July 29, 1810)p. 115
Journal (May 22, 1811) [""Four or Five Reasons in Favour of a Change""]p. 116
To Francis Hodgson (September 3, 1811)p. 116
To Francis Hodgson (February 16, 1812)p. 117
Years of Fame in Regency Society (1812-1816)p. 119
Poetryp. 120
An Ode to the Framers of the Frame Billp. 120
The Giaourp. 121
Ode to Napoleon Buonapartep. 156
From Hebrew Melodiesp. 162
She Walks in Beautyp. 162
Sun of the Sleepless!p. 163
The Destruction of Sennacheribp. 163
Stanzas for Music (""They say that Hope is happiness"")p. 164
Stanzas for Music (""There's not a joy the world can give like that it take away"")p. 165
When We Two Partedp. 166
Stanzas for Music (""There be none of Beauty's daughters"")p. 167
Fare Thee Well!p. 167
Letters and Journalp. 169
To Lord Holland (February 25, 1812)p. 169
To Lady Caroline Lamb (May 1, 1812)p. 170
To Walter Scott (July 6, 1812)p. 171
To Lady Melbourne (September 25, 1812)p. 172
To Lady Caroline Lamb (April 29, 1813)p. 173
To John Murray (August 26, 1813)p. 174
To Lady Melbourne (September 5, 1813)p. 174
To Annabella Milbanke (September 6, 1813)p. 175
To Lady Melbourne (September 21, 1813) [""'Tis said-Indifference marks the present time""]p. 176
To Lady Melbourne (October 8, 1813)p. 177
To Annabella Milbanke (November 29, 1813)p. 179
Journal (November 16, 1813-April 10, 1814)p. 180
To James Hogg (March 24, 1814)p. 186
To Lady Melbourne (June 26, 1814)p. 187
To Thomas Moore (September 20, 1814)p. 188
To Annabella Milbanke (October 20, 1814)p. 189
To Lady Melbourne (November 13, 1814)p. 190
To Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 18, 1815)p. 191
To Leigh Hunt (October 30, 1815)p. 191
To Lady Byron (February 8, 1816)p. 193
Exile on Lake Geneva (April-October 1816)p. 195
Poetryp. 196
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Thirdp. 196
The Prisoner of Chillonp. 229
Sonnet on Chillonp. 229
Prometheusp. 239
Epistle to Augustap. 241
Darknessp. 245
Manfredp. 247
Letters and Journalp. 283
To John Murray (August 28, 1816)p. 283
To Augusta Leigh (September 8, 1816)p. 284
From Alpine Journal (September 17-29, 1816)p. 286
Final Pilgrimage-Italy and Greece (1816-1824)p. 293
Poetryp. 295
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Fourthp. 295
Beppop. 348
To the Po. June 2nd 1819p. 373
From Don Juanp. 375
Dedicationp. 380
Canto the Firstp. 385
From Canto the Secondp. 436
Canto the Thirdp. 474
From Canto the Fourthp. 503
Canto the Fifthp. 517
From Canto the Ninthp. 554
From Canto the Tenthp. 568
Canto the Eleventhp. 580
From Canto the Twelfthp. 602
Canto the Thirteenthp. 605
From Canto the Fourteenthp. 631
From Canto the Fifteenthp. 642
From Canto the Sixteenthp. 656
Canto the Seventeenthp. 679
Francesca of Riminip. 683
The Vision of Judgmentp. 684
On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Yearp. 714
Letters and Journalp. 716
To Thomas Moore (November 17, 1816)p. 716
To John Murray (November 25, 1816) [""In this beloved marble view""]p. 718
To Augusta Leigh (December 19, 1816)p. 719
To Thomas Moore (December 24, 1816) [""what are you doing now""; ""As the Liberty lads o'er the Sea""]p. 721
To Thomas Moore (January 28, 1817)p. 723
To Thomas Moore (February 28, 1817) [""So we'll go no more a roving""]p. 725
To John Murray (May 30, 1817)p. 726
To Thomas Moore (July 10, 1817) [""My boat is on the shore""]p. 727
To John Murray (September 15, 1817)p. 729
To John Murray (January 8, 1818) [""My dear Mr. Murray""]p. 730
To Thomas Moore (September 19, 1818)p. 733
To Hobhouse and Kinnaird (January 19, 1819)p. 734
To John Murray (April 6, 1819)p. 735
To John Cam Hobhouse (April 6, 1819)p. 736
To Douglas Kinnaird (April 24, 1819)p. 738
To Teresa Guiccioli (April 25, 1819)p. 739
To John Murray (May 15, 1819)p. 740
To Augusta Leigh (May 17, 1819)p. 741
To John Murray (May 18, 1819)p. 742
To Augusta Leigh (July 26, 1819)p. 743
To John Murray (August 1, 1819)p. 745
To John Murray (August 12, 1819)p. 749
To John Cam Hobhouse (August 23, 1819)p. 751
To Douglas Kinnaird (October 26, 1819)p. 752
To John Murray (October 29, 1819)p. 754
To Richard Belgrave Hoppner (October 29, 1819)p. 755
To John Murray (February 21, 1820)p. 756
To John Cam Hobhouse (March 3, 1820)p. 758
To Richard Belgrave Hoppner (September 10, 1820)p. 758
To Thomas Moore (November 5, 1820) [""When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home""; ""Endorsement to the Deed of Separation, in the April of 1816""; ""To Penelope, January 2, 1821""]p. 759
To John Murray (November 9, 1820)p. 761
To John Murray (November 18, 1820)p. 762
To John Murray (December 9, 1820)p. 762
To Percy Bysshe Shelley (April 26, 1821)p. 763
To John Murray (July 6, 1821)p. 764
To John Murray (August 31, 1821)p. 765
To John Murray (September 24, 1821)p. 767
From Detached Thoughts (October 15, 1821-May 18, 1822)p. 768
To Thomas Moore (March 4, 1822)p. 769
To Henri Beyle (May 29, 1823)p. 770
To Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (July 22, 1823)p. 771
From Journal in Cephalonia (June 19 and September 28, 1823)p. 772
To Yusuff Pasha (January 23, 1824)p. 774
From Journal in Cephalonia (February 15, 1824)p. 774
To Mr. Mayer (February 21, 1824?)p. 775
Criticismp. 777
Nineteenth-Century Responsesp. 781
To Lord Byron (December 1814)p. 781
From Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (February 19, 1819)p. 781
From Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (September 20, 1819)p. 781
From Letter to John Scott (April 18, 1816)p. 782
From Letter to Henry Crabb Robinson? (January 1820)p. 782
From Letter to Thomas Love Peacock (July 17, 1816)p. 782
From Letter to Byron (May 26, 1820)p. 782
From Letter to Thomas Love Peacock (August [10?], 1821)p. 783
From Review of Don Juan (1819)p. 783
From Review of Hours of Idleness (1808)p. 784
From Review of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage I-II (1812)p. 785
From Review of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage III and Other Poems of 1816 (1817)p. 787
Remarks on Don Juan in Blackwood's Magazine (1819)p. 790
[On Don Juan and the ""Satanic School"" of Poetry] (1821)p. 794
[On Don Juan] (1822)p. 796
From Preface to Selections from the Works of Lord Byron (1866)p. 797
From Fortnightly Review (1870)p. 799
From ""Memorial Verses"" (1850) From Preface to Poetry of Byron (1881)p. 800
Twentieth-Century and Recent Criticismp. 803
General Studiesp. 803
From Lord Byron: Christian Virtuesp. 803
Byron and the Mythology of Factp. 812
The Book of Byron and the Book of a Worldp. 828
Byron's Politicsp. 855
Byron, Postmodernism and Intertextuality Studies of Individual Worksp. 864
Studies of Individual Worksp. 876
Byron and the ""Other"": Poems 1808-1814p. 876
The Orientalism of Byron's Lust?"" The Heronie as Passive Victimp. 882
""A Soulless Toy for Tyrant's Lust?"": The Heroine as Passive Victimp. 891
The Sublime Self and the Single Voicep. 898
Byron and the Theatrep. 920
The Shaping Spirit of Ruin: Childe Harold IVp. 926
Marginal Discourse: The Authority of Gossip in Beppop. 933
Nothing So Difficult [Opening Signals in Don Juan]p. 943
""Their She Condition"": Cross-Dressing and the Politics of Gender in Don Juanp. 955
Narcissus Jilted: Byron, Don Juan and the Biographical Imperativep. 972
""Man fell with apples"": The Moral Mechanics of Don Juanp. 993
The Politics of ""Neutral Space"" in Byron's Vision of Judgmentp. 1008
Biographical Registerp. 1021
Byron: A Chronologyp. 1035
Selected Bibliographyp. 1039
Index of Poem Titles and First Linesp. 1047
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