Childe Harold (Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage) Childe Harold is the protagonist of a long narrative poem by Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, published between 1812 and 1818, and extremely popular in its time. The poem describes the search for the meaning of life by a disillusioned young man who has wearied of his hedonistic life style. (The “Childe” of the title refers to a man who is in line to be knighted.) Although Byron disclaimed any autobiographical intent – “Harold is the child of imagination…” – critics and readers alike have ignored him and find Harold to be a stand-in for the poet. The young Harold travels throughout the Continent; he is a self-proclaimed, unhappy sinner, searching for love and meaning. In other words, catnip to the ladies. Here is the Byronic hero in full swing, theirs for the taking – all they needed to do was show him to the path of virtue which also includes pleasure. Possible? You be the judge.
Harold Chasen (Harold and Maude) Harold is the wealthy but parentally neglected young hero of the 1971 cultish dark comedy, Harold and Maude, based upon a screenplay by Colin Higgins and also published as a novel that same year. Harold (played by Bud Cort) is a twenty-something boy with an abiding obsession with death, who meets and forms a relationship with a 79-year old woman, Maude Chardin (played by the inimitable Ruth Gordon), who has a fondness for funerals. In his deadpan approach to life (actually, death), Harold is hilarious, as he stages highly stylized series of suicide attempts for his mother’s benefit. Her attempts to find suitable young women for him are thwarted by his insistence on reenacting his suicidal pranks for them. He transforms his Jaguar into a hearse and attends the funerals of strangers. Enter Maude – a Holocaust survivor, a lover of life and a woman with a fine and firm sense of the value of life. She – as fanciful as it may seem – teaches him that very lesson not only by her life but by her death. After having been exposed to Maude’s joie-de- vivre, Harold is ready to face life realistically, yet equipped with a grateful song in his heart.
Harold and Joe - a song by The Cure
Harold Land - a song by Yes
Harold of the Rocks - a song by Primus
Harold the Barrel - a song by Genesis
Margo and Harold - a song by Drive-By Truckers
Voice of Harold - a song by R.E.M.
A Picture for Harold's Room (Crockett Johnson) - Harold needs a picture for his bedroom wall. So he takes his purple crayon and begins to create a whole new world around him. But then he notices he has gotten very small-half the size of a daisy! Only a very clever artist can find his way home now. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett Johnson) - Let Harold and his purple crayon lead you on a fantastic journey of the imagination. The beloved classic is now available as a board book, perfect for little hands at bedtime. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Harold's ABC (Crockett Johnson) - Taking along his purple crayon, Harold journeys from A to Z, each letter generating a picture from which the word becomes part of an uninterrupted story. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Harold's Fairy Tale (Crockett Johnson) - Unable to fall asleep one night, Harold uses his purple crayon to create his own bedtime fairy tale. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Harold's Trip to the Sky (Crockett Johnson) - With his magic purple crayon, Harold draws himself into a rocket voyage to Mars, then safely back to earth just in time for breakfast. These are just some of the delightful titles in the “Harold and His Purple Crayon” series. There are several more available. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Huge Harold (Bill Peet) - The world seems a cold place to Harold, a very overgrown rabbit, until he finds his niche as a champion trotter. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Who Swallowed Harold?: And Other Poems about Pets (Susan Pearson) - From puppies to iguanas and goldfish to guinea pigs, here are eighteen poems, some funny, some touching, about the pets we love. With expertly crafted poems and hilarious illustrations, this adorable children's book has something to offer every pet owner—and even those wistful readers who are only dreaming of having a pet. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Harold - Harold I (King of England); Harold II (King of England); Harold Pinter (English playwright); Harold Hitz Burton (U.S. Supreme Court Justice); Harold W. Kroto (Nobel Prize winner, chemistry); Harold Holt (PM of Australia); Harold Clayton Urey (Nobel Prize winner, chemistry); Harold Ramis (actor/director); Harold E. Varmus (Nobel Prize winner, medicine)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Harold - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Harold.