Annotated Canto III of Don Juan

Here’s a down­load for Byron fans. An illus­trat­ed, anno­tat­ed Can­to III of Don Juan. This project went into the freez­er for a cou­ple of years after the pub­li­ca­tion of the audio-book of Can­to One. Alas,…

Byron and Shelley as Vampires?

Implau­si­ble? For Regency rev­o­lu­tion­ary heroes, who knows? The image of the Vam­pire loom­ing over the inert body of his/her vic­tim in an inti­mate exchange of body flu­ids is a clas­sic kind of Roman­tic fan­ta­sy. I’ve…

Live on the iBooks store

The illus­trat­ed audio e‑book of Can­to One of Don Juan is now avail­able on 32 nation­al iBooks stores. Two hours of audio, more than twen­ty full-page illus­tra­tions and the text of both the Ded­i­ca­tion and…

Don Juan, Canto One

Selec­tions from the the illustrations,verse and audio of a new e‑book ver­sion of Byrons’ com­ic mas­ter­piece, Don Juan”: avail­able in the Apple iBooks store from Sep­tem­ber 2012, for the iPad and iPhone. You can down­load…

Dedication

1 & 2 Bob Southey! You’re a poet, poet lau­re­ate, And rep­re­sen­ta­tive of all the race. Although ’tis true that you turned out a Tory at Last, yours has late­ly been a com­mon case. And…

They lived respectably as man and wife

26 Don Jóse and the Don­na Inez led For some time an unhap­py sort of life, Wish­ing each oth­er, not divorced, but dead. They lived respectably as man and wife, Their con­duct was exceed­ing­ly well-bred…

…thinking unutterable things

90 Young Juan wan­dered by the glassy brooks Think­ing unut­ter­able things. He threw Him­self at length with­in the leafy nooks Where the wild branch of the cork for­est grew. There poets find mate­ri­als for their…

A real husband always is suspicious

99 A real hus­band always is sus­pi­cious, But still no less sus­pects in the wrong place, Jeal­ous of some­one who had no such wish­es, Or pan­der­ing blind­ly to his own dis­grace By har­bour­ing some dear…

And Julia sate with Juan

115 And Julia sate with Juan, half embraced And half retir­ing from the glow­ing arm, Which trem­bled like the bosom where’twas placed. Yet still she must have thought there was no harm, Or else’twere easy…

…Who is the man you search for?

154 ‘And now, Hidal­go, now that you have thrown Doubt upon me, con­fu­sion over all, Pray have the cour­tesy to make it known Who is the man you search for? How d’ye call Him? What’s…