- Series: Penguin Classics
- Mass Market Paperback: 768 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics (July 5, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140422161
- ISBN-13: 978-0140422160
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,000,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Don Juan (Penguin Classics) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1995
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About the Author
Byron’s contemporary popularity was based first on Childe Harold and the ‘Tales’, and then on Don Juan (1819-24), his most sophisticated and accomplished writing. He was one of the strongest exemplars of the Romantic movement, and the Byronic hero was a prototype widely imitated in European and American literature.
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"It's no longer shameful to be a dissembler; hypocrisy is now a fashionable vice and all the fashionable vices pass for virtues. The part of the God-fearing man is the best possible role to play nowadays, and in our present society the hypocrite's profession has extraordinary advantages. It's an art whose dishonesty always goes unchallenged...The hypocrite, by means of pious pretenses, attaches himself to the devout, and anyone who then assails him is set upon by a great phalanx of the godly...The true believers are easily hoodwinked by the false...I can't tell you how many men I know who, by means of a feigned devotion, have glossed over the sins of their youth, wrapped themselves in the cloak of religion, and in that holy disguise are now free to be the worst of scoundrels!"
Amazon's rules prohibit me from disclosing the ending, though it has been known for some 331 years, but I will tell you that it leaves Don Juan's valet, Sganarelle, wondering how he'll ever get his back pay.
This 1971 Easton Press edition is bound in gorgeous green leather with gilt edging, gold accented designs on the cover and back, moire endpapers, and a satin ribbon page marker. However, the highlight here is the fact that this edition is a re-creation of the 1943 limited edition, and contains a series of illustrations by the internationally renowned artist Hugo Steiner-Prag. Steiner-Prag perfectly captures the mocking tone that is a hallmark of Byron's satiric masterpiece. Even the typefaces in this edition stay faithful to the 1943 limited edition. The actual text is derived from Baskerville's 18th century design. The canto headings are in Sylvan type, and the running heads, canto numerals, and picture captions are in romantic Linoscript. In all ,the effects are truly outstanding and makes this one of the most beautiful editions published by The Easton Press and would enhance any collector's library.
If you can't afford this, try a free copy, discover how good Don Juan is, and you'll find you can afford this.