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The Giaour

The Giaour by Lord George Gordon Byron

"The Giaour" is a poem by Lord Byron first published in 1813 and the first in the series of his Oriental romances. "The Giaour" proved to be a great success when published, consolidating Byron's reputation critically and commercially.

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This etext contains only characters from the Latin 1 set. The original work contained a few phrases of Greek text. These are represented here as Beta code transliterations in brackets, e.g. [Greek: misĂȘto\n].

The original text used a few other characters not found in the Latin 1 set. These have been represented using bracket notation, as follows: [=a], [=i] for letters with a macron, and ['c] for c with accent. In a few places superscript letters are shown by carets, as in Oct^r. 11.

An important feature of this edition is its copious footnotes. Footnotes indexed with letters (e.g. [c], [bf]) show variant forms of Byron's text from manuscripts and other sources. Footnotes indexed with arabic numbers (e.g. [17], [221]) are informational. Text in notes and elsewhere in square brackets is the work of Editor E. H. Coleridge. Note text not in brackets is by Byron himself.

In the original, footnotes are printed at the foot of the page on which they are referenced, and their indices start over on each page. In this etext, footnotes have been collected at the end of each section, and have been numbered consecutively throughout the book... Continue reading book >>

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