Don Juan, Canto 1

George Gordon, Lord BYRON (1788 - 1824)

Don Juan is a long narrative poem by Byron, based very loosely on the legend of the evil seducer, Don Juan. The first and second of (eventually) seventeen Cantos composed during Byron's self-imposed exile from England appeared, anonymously, in July 1819 and were greeted with scandal, condemnation, admiration and hilarity. Modern critics generally consider the self-proclamed 'epic', which remained incomplete at Byron's death, to be his masterpiece. (Summary by Peter Gallagher).

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Section 1 Peter Gallagher
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Play 02 Section 2 Peter Gallagher
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Play 03 Section 3 Peter Gallagher
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