Byron--child of Passion, Fool of Fame

Byron--child of Passion, Fool of Fame

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Baker & Taylor
An absorbing analysis of the life and poetry of Lord Byron draws on previously unavailable materials to examine Byron's rise to fame, the women in his life, the tragic scandal that drove him into exile, and his acclaimed poetic works. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

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Drawing on previously unavailable material, the author offers a complex vision of the poet who dazzled an era and prefigured the modern age of celebrity. She captures the passions and obsessions that consumed Byron, the fierce devotions and the outsized ego that fired his work, and the despair and self-loathing that plagued his short life. She reveals the almost vengeful determination with which Byron recast himself as the elegant figure who drew sensation to him like a cloak until his death, alone and in exile, at the age of 36, and she includes in-depth portraits of the women and men Byron loved. Contains several b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Traces the life of the English nineteenth-century poet, and discusses his major works

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679412991
Characteristics: xii, 837 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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