Letters and Journals of Lord Byron 2 Volume Set : With Notices of his Life

Letters and Journals of Lord Byron 2 Volume Set : With Notices of his Life

Description

George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale (1788-1824) is one of the central writers of British Romanticism and his 'Byronic' hero - the charming, dashing, rebellious outsider - remains a literary archetype. But to what extent is this character a portrayal of the author himself? Byron was known for his extremely unconventional, eccentric character and his extravagant and flamboyant lifestyle: he had numerous scandalous love affairs, including a suspiciously close relationship with his half-sister Augusta Leigh. Lady Caroline Lamb, one of his lovers, famously described him as 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. This two-volume work, compiled by his friend Thomas Moore, to whom Byron had given his manuscript memoirs (which he later burnt), was published in 1830. Volume 1 gives an account of Byron's life to 1816, and Volume 2 continues the narrative up to his early death in Greece in 1824.


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Details

Author(s)
Lord George Gordon Byron, Thomas Moore
Format
Paperback | 1214 pages
Dimensions
169 x 244 x 79mm | 2,400g
Publication date
28 Mar 2012
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
1 Plates, black and white
ISBN10
1108047149
ISBN13
9781108047142
Bestsellers rank
2,049,226