Presentation George Gordon Byron
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In 1809 he went on a two-year-long voyage to Portugal, Spain, Albania, Greece and Turkey. He returned home in 1811. In 1812 Byron published the first two parts of his major work “Child Harold’s Pilgrimage” in which he described his journey to foreign lands. Thus his literary activity began.
The London Period All the periods of his literary activity were marked by the corresponding periods of his political life. During the first period, which was called the London period and which brought him fame and universal acclaim after the publication of his “Child Harold’s Pilgrimage” in 1812, Lord Byron delivered his Parliamentary speeches in the House of Lords.
Later Byron spoke in favour of the oppressed Irish people. His speeches brought him a lot of enemies from the reactionary circles. They hated him and began to persecute Byron. Moreover he was unhappy in his private life. In 1815 he parted with his wife. Byron wrote his poem “When We Two Parted”. Lady Byron
In Italy Byron participated in the political movement for the liberation of Italy. The defeat of the “Carbonaro” uprising in 1821 was a heavy blow to the great fighter for liberty. He left Italy for Greece in summer 1823. Byron went there to fight for the liberation of that country from the Turkish oppression. Even during his Greek period Byron couldn’t do without writing.