A selection of poetry by Lord Byron, a poet considered amongst the most treasured and influential in English literature.
The poet George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord Byron, was a leading figure of the Romantic movement in England and one of the most influential writers of verse in English literature. Whilst his poetry was considered scandalous and shocking by Victorian society, it has now reclaimed its rightful place in the canon of definitive English verse. However, the excesses and vicissitudes of Byron himself continue to provoke disbelief and awe in even the most hardened readers.
In this selection of poetry, readers are given a taste for the astonishing variety in Byron’s work. From drama to introspection, risqué sexual comedy to social commentary, this Everyman edition collates verse for seasoned readers of poetry as well as newcomers to the genre.