Picture of Lord Byron (1813 portrait by Richard Westall), poet; nineteenth century British Literature / English Literature and poetry
Book Art by Jim Rosenau
Byron's Corsair
On this day in 1814 Lord Byron's "The Corsair" was published, selling out its entire first run of 10,000 copies. The poem was one of a handful of melodramatic verse-tales written by Byron between 1812-16, a period in which he was not only at the height of poetic fame in England but at the center of a swirl of attraction and repulsion.

 

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