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Don Juan
Lord George Gordon Byron 1819 - A first edition of the first two cantos of Byron'ssatiric poem Don Juan. Bookplate of Sum Caroli Whibley to front pastedown. Don Juan is a satiric poem by Lord Byron, based on the legend of Don Juan, which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womanizer but as someone easily seduced by women. It is a variation on the epic form. Byron himself called it an Epic Satire (Don Juan, c. xiv, st. 99). Modern critics generally consider it Byron's masterpiece, with a total of more than 16,000 lines of verse. Byron completed 16 cantos, leaving an unfinished 17th canto before his death in 1824. Byron claimed he had no ideas in his mind as to what would happen in subsequent cantos as he wrote his work. Condition: In a quarter-morocco binding. Externally sound, though rubbed, with some marks to the boards. Joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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