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Byron : English Men of Letters 39 Volume Set - John Nichol


English Men of Letters 39 Volume Set

Paperback Published: 24th November 2011
ISBN: 9781108034555
Number Of Pages: 234

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George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788 1824) is regarded as one of Britain's greatest poets. As famous for his personality as he was for his poetry, he was rebellious, extravagant and controversial, his life peppered with scandal. First published in the English Men of Letters series in 1880, this biography by John Nichol (1833 94), who also wrote on Carlyle for the series, argues that while Byron did not shape the Romantic era, his work was still highly influential on his contemporaries. Setting Byron's work in an historical context, Nichol shows how the society of his time both idolised him and condemned him as a moral outcast; he was also greatly admired for his efforts for the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman Empire, during which he died. Nichol also discusses the creation of the 'Byronic hero', as much a reflection of Byron's flamboyant persona as an invented literary character."

Ancestry and family
Early years and school-life. 1788âÇô1808
Cambridge, and first period of authorship - Hours of Idleness - Bards and Reviewers. 1808âÇô9
Two years of travel. 1809âÇô11
Life in London - correspondence with Scott and Moore - second period of authorship - Harold (I, II), and the Romances. 1811âÇô5
Marriage and separation - farewell to England. 1815âÇô6
Switzerland - Venice - third period of authorship - Harold (III, IV) âÇô Manfred. 1816âÇô20
Ravenna - Countess Guiccioli - the dramas - Cain - Vision of Judgment. 1820âÇô1
Pisa - Genoa - The Liberal - Don Juan. 1821âÇô3
Politics - the Carbonari - expedition to Greece - death
Characteristics, and place in literature
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ISBN: 9781108034555
ISBN-10: 1108034551
Series: English Men of Letters 39 Volume Set
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 24th November 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3

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