Volume 2Book - 1906
"Don Juan" isLord Byron's epic satire and is widely considered his masterpiece, thoughduring his lifetime it was both controversial and also wildlypopular. Don Juan, or Don Giovanni, is a fictionalized character,largely portrayed as a libertine and a womanizer, who appears in manyworks, from opera to literature, beginning in the mid-seventeenth century.Byron's Don Juan (for poetic rhyme, pronounced jew-an), however, isportrayed as an innocent, who rather than being the seducer, becomes theseduced. The poem was written and published in cantos, or poetic divisions,between 1818 and 1824 and has more than 16,000 lines of verse. Byron completed16 cantos, leaving a 17th, found later among his letters andjournals, unfinished at his death. This volume contains cantos seven through 16.
Publisher: London : Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (263 p.)