An announcement

To cel­e­brate the bicen­te­nary of the first pub­li­ca­tion of Byron’s “Don Juan” on 15 July 1819, I’ll be releas­ing an anno­tat­ed and nar­rat­ed ver­sion of Can­tos I + II on 27 June, 2019.

The Narration of Don Juan

In brief: I’m prepar­ing to pub­lish (“free”) an anno­tat­ed and nar­rat­ed edi­tion of Can­tos I & II of Byrons’ Don Juan on the bicen­te­nary of their first Lon­don pub­li­ca­tion this July. But “why nar­ra­tion”? Aren’t…

Bad Lord Byron

You know, of course, that there’s a lot of pathet­ic rub­bish that pre­tends to be a Byron­ic doc­u­ment, hop­ing to bor­row a lit­tle of the pop­u­lar lus­tre our author still enjoys. This 1949 film is…

Skin in the Game

John Murray’s rec­om­men­da­tions to Byron deserve more respect as evi­dence of the pub­lish­ing envi­ron­ment and not just of his own dis­po­si­tion. After all, he had “skin in the game”.