by Lord Byron, based on the legend of Don Juan, which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womaniser but as someone easily seduced by women. Byron himself called it an "Epic Satire" (Don Juan, c. Byron claimed he had no ideas in his mind as to what would happen in subsequent cantoes as he wrote his work. But the publication of these later cantos, which had been declined by John Murray, and was finally entrusted to John Hunt, was spread over a period of several months.

The poem was issued in parts, with intervals of unequal duration. As a young man he is precocious sexually, and has an affair with a friend of his mother.

Interruptions in the composition and publication of Don Juan were due to the disapproval and discouragement of friends as well as the publisher's hesitation and procrastination. The husband finds out, and Don Juan is sent away to Cadiz.

On the way, he is shipwrecked, survives, and meets the daughter of a pirate, whose men sell Don Juan as a slave.

A young woman who is a member of a Sultan’s harem, sees that this slave is purchased.

Next, a few adventures involving the artistocracy of Britain ensue. Don Juan lives in Seville with his father José and his mother Donna Inez.

Donna Julia, 23 years old and married to Don Alfonso, begins to desire Don Juan when he is 16 years old.Despite her attempt to resist, Julia begins an affair with Juan. Don Alfonso, suspecting that his wife may be having an affair, bursts into their bedroom followed by a "posse concomitant" but they do not find anything suspicious upon first searching the room, for Juan was hiding in the bed.She disguises him as a girl and sneaks him into her chambers.Don Juan escapes, joins the Russian army, and rescues a Muslim girl named Leila.Don Juan meets Catherine the Great, who asks him to join her court.Don Juan becomes sick, is sent to England, where he finds someone to watch over the young girl, Leila.