George Gordon Noel Byron

1788 - 1824

one of the most important and notorious poets of the Romantic era, English-born.

His past was that of establishement -educated nobleman who was viewed by some in his time and later generations as the embodiment of Romanitc ideals.

Byron himself left his native home of England in a form of self imposed exile after rumors of an incestuous relationship with his half sister. A contradictory past led ultimatley to his death as the Commander of Greek forces in Mesolongion.

In 1812, when the first part of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage was published, the Byronic hero was born. This term would come to mean a young man of stormy emotions who rejects humanity and wanders through life with guilt and weighed down by his sins.

Byron's romantic poetry is some of the most beautiful and significant of its era.


When Robert Browning Found His Feet -- A discussion of a mediating influence between Byron and Browning

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Manichaeism, Skepticism, and Fideism -- Examines the theology of Lord Byron's closet drama Cain, A Mystery

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Lord Byron's "Don Juan" -- The essay focuses on the major themes of the poem and how it reflects the times it was written in as well as Lord Byron' s personal life. In his poem "Don Juan", Lord Byron explores the sophisticated realm of the human nature and emotions.

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