Lord George Gordon Byron was a legendary English poet, as famous in his lifetime for his personality cult as for his poetry. "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts. The semi-autobiographical poem focused on a nobleman disillusioned with sensory pleasures, who embarks on a search for entity. Byron's poetry also is intensely personal, usually filled with autobiographical references. This self-portrait is often coupled with a sense of the larger world's political, moral, historical, or even natural situation. Thus, Byron makes his internal journey either a reflection of or a cause for the external world's circumstances. Enjoy the reading.