Don Juan

Lord George Gordon Byron - Author

T. G. Steffan - Editor

E. Steffan - Editor

W. W. Pratt - Editor

Susan J. Wolfson - Introduction by

Peter J. Manning - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140424522 | 768 pages | 29 Mar 2005 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Byron's witty poem on the scandalous life and exploits of Don Juan

Byronís exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, beginning with his illicit love affair at the age of sixteen in his native Spain and his subsequent exile to Italy. Following a dramatic shipwreck, his exploits take him to Greece, where he is sold as a slave, and to Russia, where he becomes a favorite of the Empress Catherine who sends him on to England. Written in ottava rima stanza form, Byronís Don Juan blends high drama with earthy humor, outrageous satire of his contemporaries, and sharp mockery of Western societies, with England coming under particular attack.