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Lord Byron at Harrow School : speaking out, talking back, acting up, bowing out

Author: Paul Elledge
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out, Paul Elledge locates one origin of the poet's personae in the dramatic recitations young Byron performed at Harrow School 1801 to 1805, when Harrow enjoyed high subscription and fame under Dr. Joseph Drury, headmaster. Finding its genesis in the boy's intrepid appearance on three Speech Day programs, the book argues that Byron's
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Genre/Form: Biography
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: Paul Elledge
ISBN: 0801863430 9780801863431
OCLC Number: 42476736
Description: xiii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Tutor and Tenant --
Virgilian King: 5 July 1804 --
First Interval --
William Henry West Betty --
Villain: 6 June 1805 --
Second Interval --
Shakespearean King: 4 July 1805 --
Epilogue: "The Sixth of June."
Responsibility: Paul Elledge.
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How did Byron become "Byron"? The author of this text locates one origin of the poet's personae in the dramatic recitations he performed at Harrow School, in this examination of the four critically  Read more...

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One of the best of the many partial biographies that Byron has received... Thanks to Elledge's psychobiographical probing, not only the troubled youth but the mature poet comes better into focus. -- Read more...

 
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