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Byron's women
Byron's women
Larman, Alexander2016
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One was the mother who bore him; three were women who adored him; one was the sister he slept with; one was his abused and sodomized wife; one was his legitimate daughter; one was the fruit of his incest; another was his friend Shelley's wife, who avoided his bed and invented science fiction instead. Nine women; one poet named George Gordon, Lord Byron - mad, bad and very very dangerous to know. The most flamboyant of the Romantics, he wrote literary bestsellers, he was a satirist of genius, he embodied the Romantic love of liberty (the Greeks revere him as a national hero), he was the prototype of the modern celebrity - and he treated women (and these women in particular) abominably. In BYRON'S WOMEN, Alex Larman tells their extraordinary, moving and often shocking stories. In so doing, he creates a scurrilous 'anti-biography' of one of England's greatest poets, whose life he views - to deeply unflattering effect - through the prism of the nine damaged woman's lives.
Main title:
Byron's women / Alexander Larman.
Imprint:
London : Head of Zeus, 2016.
Collation:
xii, 418 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-405) and index.
ISBN:
9781784082024
Dewey class:
821.7
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryBiography821.7 BYRAvailable
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