Don Juan by Lord Byron

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by Lord Byron

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Don Juan is a satirical, epic poem written by Lord Byron based on the legend of Don Juan. The book is composed of 16 cantos, leaving canto 17 unfinished due to Lord Byron's death in 1824. Lord Byron describes Don Juan as someone who is easily seduced by women. It is a variant of the epic form that Byron called satire.

The story begins with the birth of Don Juan. Since he was young, he is sexually very precocious and has an affair with a friend of his mother, much older than him. This lover's husband finds out and Don Juan is sent to Cádiz.

During the journey to Cádiz the ship is shipwrecked, but he survives and is found by a pirate ship, where he meets the daughter of a pirate, and whose crew sells him as a slave to a rich sultan. In this way, Don Juan will travel to different places and in each situation he will end up having a love affair with a woman. There are also some adventures related to the aristocracy of Great Britain.


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About Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, known simply as Lord Byron, was an English peer, who was a poet and politician.

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Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure.


My heart in passion, and my head on rhymes.


What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.


This is the age of oddities let loose.


Society is now one polish'd horde, Form'd of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.

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