Presentation on theme: "George Gordon Byron Getter Õigus, 11a. George Gordon Byron 1788-1824 6th Baron Byron a British poet, a leading figure in Romanticism born on 22 January."— Presentation transcript:
Byron born with a club-foot spent his childhood in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1789, at the age of 10, inherited the title and estates of his great-uncle, Lord Byron stayed at Harrow for 4 years (1801-1805) attended Trinity College in Cambridge
Byron in 1807 appeared his first collection of poetry, Hours Of Idleness answered his critics with satire English Bards And Scotch Reviewers in 1808 took the seat in the House of Lords in 1809 travelled to Mediterranean countries success came in 1812 with Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Byron many bisexual love affairs and debts married Anne Isabella Milbanke in 1815 has only one legitimate child – daughter Ada rumors of incest
Byron left England in 1816, never to return settled in Switzerland with Claire Clairmont and Percy Bysshe Shelley spent 2 years in Italy became interested in drama and wrote The Two Foscari, Sardanapalaus, Cain, and the unfinished Heaven And Earth.
Byron armed a brig, the Hercules, and sailed to Greece to aid the Greeks, who had risen against their Ottoman overlords contracted a malarial fever and died on 19 April 1824 his body was refused by Westminster and St Paul’s his coffin was placed in the family vault in Nottinghamshire
The Byronic hero pervades much of his work literary history from John Milton and other Romantic authors an idealised, but flawed character great talent and passion distaste for society self-destructive manner alienation from the society incestuous love
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage published 1812-1818 dedicated to Charlotte Harley consists of 4 cantos the travels of a world-weary young man Childe - a young man who was a candidate for knighthood colorful descriptions of exotic nature, a lyrical exaltation of freedom, lonely hero
Don Juan Byron’s magnum opus 17 cantos the epic of its time includes all levels — social, political, literary and ideological the first two cantos were published anonymously in 1819 completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unfinished
Don Juan Till, after cloying the gazettes with cant, The age discovers he is not the true one; Of such as these I should not care to vaunt, I'll therefore take our ancient friend Don Juan
She Walks In Beauty She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling place.