Lord Byron (1788-1824) was a poet and satirist, as famous in his time for his love affairs and questionable morals as he was for his poetry. Looking beyond the scandal, Byron leaves us a body of work that proved crucial to the development of English poetry and provides a fascinating counterpoint to other writings of the Romantic period.
This guide to Byron's sometimes daunting, often extraordinary work offers:
an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Byron's texts, from publication to the present
an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Byron's life and work, situated in a broader critical history
cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
suggestions for further reading
Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Byron and seeking not only a guide to his works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.
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