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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage By George Gordon Byron Childe Harold s Pilgrimage Childe Harold s Pilgrimage is a long poem about a traveling young man who journeys across the world to combat his disillusionment with his own society Since the title character is a childe it means

  • Title: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
  • Author: George Gordon Byron
  • ISBN: 9781406800111
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Childe Harold's Pilgrimage By George Gordon Byron Childe Harold s Pilgrimage is a long poem about a traveling young man who journeys across the world to combat his disillusionment with his own society Since the title character is a childe , it means he was a noble who forgoes his destiny back home for the exciting unknown It s also eerily similar to Lord Byron s own life story, of a man who traveled across Europe to taChilde Harold s Pilgrimage is a long poem about a traveling young man who journeys across the world to combat his disillusionment with his own society Since the title character is a childe , it means he was a noble who forgoes his destiny back home for the exciting unknown It s also eerily similar to Lord Byron s own life story, of a man who traveled across Europe to take part in other nations wars.
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    1. Jake on said:

      This is my favorite work by Lord Byron Hands down No contest I revisit it often to read favorite sections Via the character of Childe Harold, and later simply as himself, Byron explores the world He visits places like Spain, Turkey, and of course, Greece He also muses on great historical figures like Napoleon Think of this as the ultimate road trip epic, set via 19th Century Romanticism Do you like movies like Easy Rider This work is in the same vein The language is accessible than Shakespeare [...]

    2. Gregory on said:

      Like many literature students, I first encountered Childe Harold in a shortened version In 2010 I read the last two cantos and I really didn t like it I still think it is easy to get lost in the language and it is difficult understand what Byron is trying to say, even going over the last two cantos again it was difficult But after taking my sweet time trying to follow the narrative, I gained a heavy appreciation for this work I recently read all four cantos and I think the first two cantos are i [...]

    3. David on said:

      This was the poem that set Byron on his meteoric course as Don Juan bursting into formal Napoleonic London society like a guided missile Everyone was reading it, from literate serving girls and parlour maids to the top nobs It s difficult to believe these days that it sent women into fainting fits But if you exercise a little imagination you can think yourself back into the mindset of two hundred years ago and get a thrill from it even now, and know that you re reading something worth reading, a [...]

    4. - ̗̀ ash̖́- on said:

      I only read Apostrophe to the Ocean in this, and I enjoyed it than I thought I would.

    5. majoringinliterature on said:

      Hands up everyone who, like me, thought that Childe Harold s Pilgrimage was going to be about, oh, I don t know, a young soon to be knight tramping around Europe and going on grand adventures I feel like there should be a big sign at the end of the book saying, HA HA Sucked in Don t get me wrong, Byron s first major work is absolutely wonderful just not in the way I was expecting It s been so long since I ve read poetry that I had or less forgotten the whole point of the Romantics was less abou [...]

    6. Evan on said:

      Childe Harold may be the epitome of romanticism, but also of how poorly romanticism has aged The concept of the work is fascinating a travelogue in the form of Spencerian epic verse Byron s prose endnotes often read like standard travel writing, and contain some wonderful anecdotes such as encounters with Turkish youth who quizzed him on the structure of Parliament Some scattered passages are thrilling songs of Byron s self on a thread of expressive works with Wordsworth and Whitman The fact th [...]

    7. Ira Bespalova on said:

      Byron is a true genius That s what I found out after reading this book He reminded me of Pushkin in some way.Unfortunately, I read The Pilgrimage in Russian, I m sure I ve lost a good deal The reason is that I just didn t dare to read it in the original with many archaic words that I would have failed to understand Nevertheless, even in Russian the book didn t lose its charm Together with Childe Harold the book carries you to places like Spain, Greece and Turkey It s a breathtaking adventure

    8. Nicolas on said:

      Hark Tyrant Time gainst thy e er shrinking spheres Thou Cosmarch of an aeon, a year, an hour Borne by the raging Mistral, rends and tearsThe Canso of one lonesome troubadour Byron whose Soul withstood the awesome PowerWhich mighty Empires its black wrath incurred.Brief flared their frenzied flame, briefer the Giaour Worthy their clay, yet worthier his WordThat garlandeth this lay with a Picardy third.

    9. Vel on said:

      Tis night, when Meditation bids us feelWe once have loved, though love is at an end The heart, lone mourner of its baffled zeal,Though friendless now, will dream it had a friendWho with the weight of years would wish to bend,When Youth itself survives young Love and Joy Alas when mingling souls forget to blend,Death hath but little left him to destroy Ah happy years once who would not be a boy

    10. rogue on said:

      Beautiful as a work of poetry, and it would be beautiful as a tour guide if I possessed the street knowledge of the time As a modern reader a lot of the references go right over my head, so if this book were to contain a map with references to the text I d jump for join.

    11. Doug D'jay on said:

      Dark at the end I have found another kindred spirit I haven t read poetry since high school, and read this to see why the Greeks hold held him in such high esteem That much is clear And the great Ada, who I hope will be my daughters muse, makes a surprise appearanceThough sluggards deem it but a foolish chase, And marvel men should quit their easy chair, The toilsome way, and long, long league to trace Oh, there is sweetness in the mountain air And life, that bloated Ease can never hope to share [...]

    12. Drew on said:

      As soon as I finished reading this, I gave it 4 stars Having let it sit in my mind for a bit and now as I sit down to write this review, I m going to change it to 5 The poetry itself in four cantos is very good and I d rate Byron s work a solid 4 However the notes in the edition I read were spectacular and pushed my rating up The almost 100 pages of notes include history, social issues, and contemporary commentary They are written in English, Latin, classical Greek and Italian, and cite present [...]

    13. Sarah on said:

      There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,There is a rapture on the lonely shore,There is society where none interludes,By the deep Sea, and music in its roar I love not Man the less but Nature , From these our interviews, in which I stealFrom all I may be or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feelWhat I can never express, yetCan not all conceal Canto IV CLXXVII I am currently reading a complete collection of Byron, but as I did with Keats, I ll review the longer works separately [...]

    14. Marios on said:

      X Here let me sit upon this massy stone, The marble column s yet unshaken base Here, son of Saturn, was thy favourite throne Mightiest of many such Hence let me trace The latent grandeur of thy dwelling place It may not be nor even can Fancy s eye Restore what time hath laboured to deface Yet these proud pillars claim no passing sigh Unmoved the Moslem sits, the light Greek carols by.XI But who, of all the plunderers of yon fane On high, where Pallas lingered, loth to flee The latest relic of he [...]

    15. Vincent Blok on said:

      De vrijheid van de economie, of hoe de Grieken de vrijheid verkwanselden Lord Byron, De omzwervingen van Jonker Harold Lord Byron s omzwervingen van Jonker Harold laat zien dat de Griekse onderwerping aan Europa in een lange traditie staat Een bende pummels ringeloort uw land De Griek doet niets Hij scheldt op de barbaar, maar siddert voor de zweep in Turkse hand,Een slaaf van wieg tot graf, in woord en daad ontmand II 74 Byron leert dat het Griekse referendum tegen de Europese schuldeisers niet [...]

    16. Kailey (BooksforMKs) on said:

      This is an epic poem in four Cantos about a young man, disillusioned with life, who goes on a tour of Europe, reflecting on wars fought in various countries and their histories, and ultimately deciding that life sucks, and there is no love or peace to be found anywhere Yay So it s a happy poem There are many references to a hidden emotional pain of Harold s that forced him to leave England and haunts him wherever he goes, marring his enjoyment of life What that painful secret is, we never find o [...]

    17. Beth Roberts on said:

      I was looking forward to this I loved _Don Juan_ but I was disappointed The first 2 cantos of the 4 canto poem are especially annoying, even though they were the making of Byron s reputation Much consciously antique language and syntax combined with Byron s inchoate sense of what he was trying to do is this a narrative a political commentary a travelogue left me struggling to make myself carry on In the second 2 cantos, written several years later, Byron was clearly in control of his material an [...]

    18. Ivana on said:

      Admired it when I was a teenager Today not as much Nevertheless, Byron is a decent poet and that saves this pilgrimage from becoming boring He is feeling sorry for himself and that borders on boredom, but I don t think that the line is crossed I guess that depends on personal interpretation Some parts are quite moving Not his finest hour, however My mind is not willing to follow his at times, you know when you just don t care to see all the references For the time being, I prefer him classical [...]

    19. Ryan on said:

      There are some gems in this all too long pilgrimage The first two cantos are markedly engaging than the latter two, which drift down the Rhone, through Lac Leman, Venice, and Rome Byron is at his best when railing against tyranny, praising freedom, or delineating solitary despair only of secondary note are his apostrophes to every grove or statue in Europe, though even here some moments are remarkable, e.g the fourth Canto s majestic apostrophe to the Ocean.

    20. CheshRCat on said:

      Of course this poem was good I mean, it s Byron, he can do no wrong in my girlish eyes , but I don t know, I didn t like it as much as a lot of his later stuff In Don Juan things HAPPEN, if you know what I mean Childe Harold just kind of wanders around and sighs and looks at things and sighs a bit Which is all very well and good, but gets a bit wearing after a while.

    21. Jemma on said:

      A remarkable poetic work, just not one which resonates strongly with me Essentially, Byron goes on the Grand Tour and rhapsodises about the architecture, landscapes and inhabitants of those areas past and present Apparently this represents a struggle which gave rise to the Byronic hero but I missed that Perhaps it is a work best appreciated if footnotes are included.

    22. Stuart Macalpine on said:

      The poetry is there, but it lacks the narrative genius and profound humour of Don Juan, which it outwardly resembles I don t regret reading it, but it was disappointing if you expect Byron at his best Read Don Juan instead is my advice

    23. míol mór on said:

      Edizione scolastica del 1925 Definirlo di seconda mano un grosso eufemismo D altro canto pi vecchio dei miei nonni Pagato 3 in campo S Margherita a Venezia Testo inglese con alcune sforbiciate, a discrezione del curatore e note italiane.

    24. Jessica on said:

      Dear Lord Byron,You are so freaky I love you Let s run away to Italy together and cause a scandal Come on we re both dog people Let s do it.Love,Jessica

    25. Lindsay on said:

      Some beautiful imagery, particularly when read aloud, but overall it was quite hard work to get through.

    26. Masha on said:

      I enjoyed Don Juan waaaaay , but this one has some dope quotes I am not so fond of the passive dreamer character he writes, so here s that.

    27. Mollie(Bookdictive Reviews) on said:

      KeatsByron but he s a dreamy, club footed man in his own rights His Byronic hero is best exemplified in this work, and is one of his best.

    28. Alex Pler on said:

      T , que fuiste extremado en todo, si hubieses sabido guardar un justo medio, ocupar as todav a el trono, o no lo hubieras escalado nunca.

    29. Madeeha Maqbool on said:

      Byron has got to be one of my most favourite poets, in spite of the fact that I don t really like poetry Rudeness, combined with talent and the glamour of his real life What s not to like

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