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In this study we will try to explore the life of Lord Byron's in a holistic context. The main focus of the research is on Lord Byron's poems about love.and its relation with scandalous affairs throughout his life. The research also analyzes many aspects of Lord Byron's poems about love and tries to gauge its effect on the life of Lord Byron.

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Background information3

Educational opportunities available during his life5

Connection between people/events/places and lord Byron's literary work6

Summaries of the poems for that author7

Criticism/interpretation for the poems8


Lord Byron's poems about love are a gateway into his scandalous affairs throughout his life.


This paper discusses life of Lord Byron's the famous British poet, forerunner of the English Romantics and legendary figure in European literature. He belonged to a British aristocratic family. Some of his famous literary works include Hours funny (1807), English Bards, critics Scots (1809), The pilgrimage of Childe Harold (1812-1818), The Bride of lambido (1813), The Rosary (1814), Hebrew Melodies (1815) and She walks in Beauty.


Background information

Lord Byron, George Gordon Noel-Byron (London, 1788-Missolonghi, 1824) British poet, forerunner of the English Romantics and legendary figure in European literature. He belonged to a British aristocratic family. He was educated at Aberdeen, Harrow and Cambridge. His father, the Honorable John Byron, nicknamed "Mad Jack", an officer of the Royal Navy with the rank of captain, was illustrated particularly in the War of American Independence. Violent character, full of vices, squandered his fortune and led a dissipated life peppered with scandals.

His mother, Caroline Gordon, came from a distinguished Scottish family plagued by sinister characters.

Nearly all his biographers are correct in asserting that he suffered from lameness childhood altered his personality, being a possible cause of his eccentricity and hypersensitivity (Louis, pp 471). Among the teenage lovers Lord Byron, we can expect even her cousins ??Mary Duff, Margaret Parker, and especially to Mary Anne Chaworth, who fell passionately in love with only fifteen, but she refused. Perhaps his most dangerous romance, and adult age, was a lady of high birth, Lady Caroline Ponsonby Lamb, whose outrageous behavior, despite being married, seemed to make her get along with Byron.

During this period he published his first book of poems, Hours of Entertainment in 1807, which was badly received by the respected Edinburgh Review, which replied with satire and critical English Bards Scots (1809).

In 1815 he married Anna Isabella Mibanke, who bore him a daughter, Augusta Dada, but they separated after a year. The character and amoral libertine Lord Byron to society embodied eventually turn against him, especially after rumors of incestuous relations with his sister Augusta, so we ended up leaving the UK in 1816, never to return and never become a poet wandering through Europe (Jackson, pp. 29-37).

In Switzerland, when he had come from Belgium, Lord Byron lived with the poet Shelley and held an affair with Claire Clairmont. After a stay in Genoa, he moved to Venice, where he started in 1819, a new and turbulent love affair with the Countess Guiccioli and led a lavish life and dotted with ...
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