Louis Finkelman

Words and Music by ?: Isaac Nathan writes on the left, Lord Byron (in gown) on the right.

Lord Byron and His Forgotten Hebrew Melodies

Lord Byron was a celebrity before the word was invented. All over Europe, men saw his portrait, and wanted to look like him. Women ? also a few men ? saw him and wanted to make love to him; a surprising number succeeded. The details of his private life made good topics for public conversation. Unlike some modern celebrities, Byron was good at something: He wrote spectacular poems, still read, and loved, today.