By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)
George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) wrote a great deal of poetry before his early death, in his mid-thirties, while fighting in Greece. But what are Byron’s best poems? Here we’ve selected some of his best-known and best-loved poems, spanning narrative verse, love poetry, simple lyrics, and longer comic works. If you would like to read more of his work, we highly recommend Lord Byron – The Major Works (Oxford World’s Classics).