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Lord Byron - Don Juan (Cantos III-V; IX-XVI in first editions) - 1821/1824

Lord Byron - Don Juan (Cantos III-V; IX-XVI in first editions) - 1821/1824

"Don Juan:"

1. Cantos III, IV, V - Thomas Davidson, 1821 first edition

2 Cantos IX, X, XI - John hunt, 1823 first edition

3 Cantos XII, XIII, XIV - John Hunt, 1823 first edition

4. Cantos XV, XVI - John Hunt 1824 first edition

First one in original drap boards, with front board loose and some wear, some foxing; others in half cloth binding with minor wear and rubbing, in good condition; bookplate to ffep

In English literature, Don Juan (1819–1824), by Lord Byron, is a satirical, epic poem that portrays Don Juan not as a womaniser, but as a man easily seduced by women.[1] As genre literature, Don Juan is an epic poem, written in ottava rima and presented in sixteen cantos. Lord Byron derived the character, but not the story, from the Spanish legend of Don Juan.[2] Upon initial publication in 1819, cantos I and II were criticised as immoral, because the author Byron too freely ridiculed the social subjects, the persons, and the personages of his time.[3] At his death in 1824, Lord Byron had written sixteen of seventeen cantos, whilst canto XVII went unfinished.

Object Book
Number of Books 4
Subject Literature, Poetry
Author/ Illustrator Lord Byron
Book Title Don Juan (Cantos III-V; IX-XVI in first editions)
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1821
Publication year youngest item 1824
Edition 1st Edition
Language Dutch, English
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Hardback
Number of pages 0
Dimensions 15×13 cm
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