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The Cambridge introduction to Byron

The Cambridge introduction to Byron

Lansdown, Richard, 1961-

A clear, jargon-free and comprehensible survey of a diverse and voluminous canonical British author. 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 magnetic, given added force by his early death in the Greek War of Independence. This introduction compresses his extraordinary life to manageable proportions and gives readers a firm set of contexts in the politics, warfare, and Romantic ideology of Byron's era. It offers a guide to the main themes in his wide-ranging oeuvre, from the early poems that made him famous (and infamous) overnight, to his narrative tales, dramas and the comic epic left incomplete at his death

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Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Richard Lansdown
ISBN: 1107222567, 9781107222564
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 172 pages : illustrations, 1 map
Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Subject: Literature; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Poetry; English; United Kingdom, Great Britain; LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.; Ireland; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 Criticism and interpretation.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Cambridge Introductions to Literature.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780521111331