She Walks in Beauty
by George Gordon, Lord Byron
She Walks in Beauty Resources
This is a useful biography of Lord Byron, published by Gale.
This website has a useful collection of biographical and critical resources about Lord Byron.
The opening credits of the film Vanity Fair (directed by Mira Nair and starring Reese Witherspoon) have "She Walks in Beauty," as performed by Sissel, in the background. Give it a listen!
This is a photo montage with the text of the poem, set to piano music. Are these the kind of images that you would choose to represent the poem?
The musical arrangement is by David Foltz.
This is a link to a recording of the poem from the Classic Poetry Aloud Podcast.
This is a link to a YouTube recording of the poem. "She Walks in Beauty" is being read aloud, and is accompanied by a portrait of Byron, for your viewing pleasure.
This is a portrait of Byron as a young man, looking as dashing as always.
This is another portrait of Lord Byron this one from the National Gallery in London. This one is by American artist William Edward West, and was painted in 1822 while Byron lived in Italy. Unfortunately, no one liked the finished painting, including Byron's Italian lover, Countess Teresa Guiccioli.
This is a portrait of Byron by Thomas Phillips, from the National Portrait Gallery in London. Phillips painted it in 1835 (after Byron had died). Byron became a national hero in Greece when he helped fight for Greek independence in their war against Turkey. He died in Greece – not of injuries in battle, but of a fever.
The monument pictured here was donated by the King of Greece in 1881. He wanted to honor Byron for championing the cause of Greek independence.
Byron never traveled to the U.S., but he always wanted to.
This is a link to a recent collection of Byron's letters and journals, edited by Leslie Marchand.