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Byron and the Websters: The Letters and Entangled Lives of the Poet, Sir James Webster and Lady Frances Webster

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Author and family member Stewart has taken the letters of his ancestors Sir James and Lady Frances Webster to, from, and about Byron and strung them into a narrative of all three lives. Several of the letters have not previously been published. Stewart follows the possible affair between Byron and Lady Frances and their continuing attachment until the poet's death. James Webster was also a friend of Byron and apparently too busy with his own conquests to care what his wife did. Lady Frances caught the fancy of Lord Wellington, as well, and had other lovers to whom she poured her heart out in letters full of exclamatory passion but little art. The narrative is interspersed with notes on family history that can confuse the reader. Those interested in Byron and the Regency period will find the book enlightening. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Arguably the most offensive, despised, and ridiculed dandy of the Regency period, Sir James Webster-Wedderburn would likely be forgotten were it not for an affair between his wife and his close friend, the poet Lord Byron. This unique work lays out the details and provides commentary on rare private letters between Webster's wife, Lady Frances Caroline Annesley, and the famous poet. Also included are analyses and transcriptions of Lady Frances' letters to other suitors, including the Duke of Wellington and another Regency dandy, Scrope Davies.

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ISBN:
9780786432400
Author:
Stewart, John
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Byron, George Gordon Byron
Subject:
Great Britain Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
9.97x7.03x.52 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Arguably the most offensive, despised, and ridiculed dandy of the Regency period, Sir James Webster-Wedderburn would likely be forgotten were it not for an affair between his wife and his close friend, the poet Lord Byron. This unique work lays out the details and provides commentary on rare private letters between Webster's wife, Lady Frances Caroline Annesley, and the famous poet. Also included are analyses and transcriptions of Lady Frances' letters to other suitors, including the Duke of Wellington and another Regency dandy, Scrope Davies.
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