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The Cambridge introduction to Byron

Author: Richard Lansdown
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lansdown
ISBN: 9780521111331 0521111331 9780521128735 0521128730
OCLC Number: 787842009
Description: xvii, 172 s
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
Responsibility: Richard Lansdown

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No Romantic poet has a higher profile than Lord Byron, whose life and writings remain compelling to new audiences. This accessible study - designed for students and the general reader - covers his  Read more...

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