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Lansdown, Richard, 1961-
The Cambridge introduction to Byron / Richard Lansdown
Alternate Title Byron
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR4388 .L36 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Criticism and interpretation
Physical Description xvii, 172 pages : map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-170) and index
Contents 1. Life -- 2. Context -- 3. The letters and journals -- 4. The Poet as pilgrim -- 5. The Orient and the outcast -- 6. Four philosophical tales -- 7. Histories and mysteries -- 8. Don Juan -- 9. Afterword
Summary "Author of the most influential long poem of its era (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage) and the funniest long poem in European literature (Don Juan), Lord Byron was also the literary superstar of Romanticism, whose effect on nineteenth-century writers, artists, musicians and politicians - but also everyday readers - was second to none. His poems seduced and scandalized readers, and his life and legend were correspondingly magnetic, given added force by his early death in the Greek War of Independence. This introduction compresses his extraordinary life to manageable proportions and gives readers a firm set of contexts in the politics, warfare, and Romantic ideology of Byron's era. It offers a guide to the main themes in his wide-ranging oeuvre, from the early poems that made him famous (and infamous) overnight, to his narrative tales, dramas and the comic epic left incomplete at his death"-- Provided by publisher
Series Cambridge introductions to authors

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