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Byron : the flawed angel

Author: Phyllis Grosskurth
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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George Gordon, Lord Byron was born with a deformed foot. He was manic-depressive, athletic, and erotic. He embodied the romantic, revolutionary, patriotic, and free-living life of poetry as no one before him. He was the greatest artistic celebrity of his time, inspiring composers and poets, moving among eminences. Genuinely bisexual, he was involved in affairs with fellow students at Harrow and Cambridge. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Grosskurth, Phyllis.
Byron.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997
(OCoLC)647508486
Named Person: George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, (Baron)); George Gordon Byron Byron
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Grosskurth
ISBN: 0395693799 9780395693797
OCLC Number: 36159562
Notes: "A Peter Davison book."
Description: xvii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Byron family tree --
Map of Byron's eastern journeys --
Introduction and acknowledgements --
Prologue --
The Byrons : impetuous, bad and mad --
A new life begins, 1798-1803 --
School days, 1803-5 --
Cambridge, 1805-8 --
Bitter-sweet departure, January-July 1809 --
The great adventure, July-December 1809 --
Athens, Constantinople, January-July 1810 --
Reluctant return, 1810-11 --
Encounters with death, 1811 --
The London whirligig, 1812 --
Compulsive thraldom, 1812-13 --
A dangerous passion, 1813-14 --
Uneasy commitment, 1813-14 --
The fatal marriage, 1814-15 --
Annus horribilis, 1815 --
Vengeful women, 1816 --
Escape, 1816 --
Exile, August-September 1816 --
To Italy, 1816 --
Anteroom to the East, 1816-17 --
A new life, 1817-18 --
Decadence in Venice, 1818-19 --
Next-to-last love, 1819 --
Opera Bouffa, 1819-20 --
Limbo in Ravenna, 1820 --
The reluctant departure, 1821 --
The singing birds, 1821-2 --
The wren, the eagle, and the skylark, 1822 --
Genoa, 1822-3 --
Cephalonia, 1823 --
Missolonghi, 1824 --
Death in Greece, 1824 --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Flawed angel
Responsibility: Phyllis Grosskurth.
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George Gordon, Lord Byron was born with a deformed foot. He was manic-depressive, athletic, and erotic. He embodied the romantic, revolutionary, patriotic, and free-living life of poetry as no one before him. He was the greatest artistic celebrity of his time, inspiring composers and poets, moving among eminences. Genuinely bisexual, he was involved in affairs with fellow students at Harrow and Cambridge. He fathered children on chambermaids, was incestuously involved with his half-sister, married a woman who soon left him. He was linked with the scandalous Caroline Lamb, with Mary Shelley's half-sister Claire Clairmont, with the married Countess Teresa Guiccioli in Ravenna. Constantly in debt, he traveled in Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Albania, and Italy, as though he could feel truly alive only in exile. The first publication of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" in 1812 made him famous, if not rich. He joined forces with Shelley in Italy just before Shelley drowned at sea; he undertook his poetic masterpiece, Don Juan, in Italy and then joined the Greek forces revolting against the Turks. His death of fever in 1824 served as a rallying cry for the 1830 revolutions. This brilliant, handsome, charismatic psychological misfit exerted an inestimable impact on the Romantic movement and the sensibility of the entire nineteenth century.

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