ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

(1788-1824)


George Gordon, Lord Byron was attending Aberdeen Grammar School (1794-98) when he succeeded to his title at the age of ten; afterwards he attended Harrow (1801-05) and Cambridge (M.A. 1808). He traveled on the Continent with John Cam Hobhouse (1809-11); after his return he took his seat in Parliament and published the first cantos of Childe Harold (1812). Byron married Annabella Milbanke in 1815; after the swift dissolution of their marriage he visited Shelley in Switzerland and sojourned in Italy (1817-22). He died in 1824 while engaged in the Greek war for independence.


TEXT RECORDS:

1809English Bards and Scotch Reviewers: a Satire.
1811Fragment from the Monk of Athos by Lord Byron.
1811Hints from Horace.
1811To Dives.
1812Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the First.
1812Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Second.
1812Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Preface.
1814The Corsair: Dedication.
1814To Ianthe.
1816Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Third.
1818Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Fourth.
1821The Vision of Judgment. By Quevedo Redivivus. Suggested by the Composition so entitled by the Author of "Wat Tyler."

PUBLICATIONS:

Fugitive pieces. 1806.
Poems on various occasions. 1807.
Hours of Idleness. 1807.
Poems original and translated: second edition. 1808.
The British bards. 1808.
English bards and Scotch reviewers: a satire. 1809.
Hints from Horace. 1811.
Childe Harold's pilgrimage: a romaunt. Cantos 1-2, 1812.
The curse of Minerva. 1812.
Waltz: an apostrophic hymn, by Horace Hornem esq. 1813.
The Giaour: a fragment of a Turkish tale. 1813.
The bride of Abydos: a Turkish tale. 1813.
The corsair: a tale. 1814.
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte. 1814.
Lara: a tale; Jacqueline: a tale. 1814.
Hebrew melodies. 1815.
Poetical works. 4 vols, 1815.
Childe Harold's pilgrimage, canto the third. 1816.
The siege of Corinth: a poem; Parisina: a poem. 1816.
Poems. 1816.
The prisoner of Chillon and other poems. 1816.
Monody on the death of the Right Honourable R. B. Sheridan. 1816.
The lament of Tasso. 1817.
Manfred: a dramatic poem. 1817.
Beppo: a Venetian story. 1818.
Childe Harold's pilgrimage, canto the fourth. 1818.
Mazeppa: a poem. 1819.
Don Juan. 1819-22.
Poetical works. 8 vols, 1818-20.
The Irish avatar. 1821.
A letter to [John Murray] on the Rev W. L. Bowles' strictures on the life and writings of Pope. 1821.
Observations on the Observations: a second letter to Murray. 1821.
Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: an historical tragedy in five acts, with notes; The prophecy of Dante: a poem. 1821.
Sardanapulus: a tragedy; The two Foscari: a tragedy; Cain: a mystery. 1821.
The vision of judgment. 1822.
The age of bronze: or carmen seculare et annus haud mirabilis. 1823.
Heaven and earth: a mystery. 1823.
The island: or Christian and his comrades. 1823.
Werner: a tragedy. 1823.
The deformed transformed: a drama. 1824.
The Parliamentary speeches. 1824.
Correspondence of Byron with a friend, ed. R. C. Dallas. 1824.
Letters and journals of Byron, with notices of his life by Thomas Moore. 2 vols, 1830.
Works. 6 vols, 1831.
A political ode. 1880.
A version of Ossian's Address to the sun. 1898.
Works, ed. R. E. Prothero and E. H. Coleridge. 13 vols, 1898-1904.
Byron's Letters and Journals, ed. Leslie Marchand. 12 vols, 1973-82.
Complete poetical works, ed. Jerome J. McGann. 7 vols, 1980-91.