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A Week in Literary History

January 22nd, 2002

Poet George Gordon, Lord Byron (Don Juan, 1819-24) is born with a club foot in London, 1788.

Lord Byron, b. January 22, 1788, d. 1824

byronbywestall.jpgDescribed as “mad, bad and dangerous to know,” Byron was the most brilliant versifier of his age, the swashbuckling epitome of the Romantic artist, as famous for his amours as for his poetry. His early death contributed greatly to his reputation, but he is remembered now for his free spirit and for his deliciously frank and witty poetry.

Suggested Reading Poems She Walks in Beauty, 1814. My Soul is Dark, 1815. So, we’ll go no more a roving, 1830. Major Works English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, 1809. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, 1812-1818. The Prisoner of Chillon, 1816. Prometheus, 1816. Manfred, 1817. Don Juan, 1819-1824.

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