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Byron's Letters and Journals: Volume IV, 'Wedlock's the Devil', 1814-1815 (Wedlock's the Devil, 1814-1815)

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George Gordon Byron was a superb letter-writer: almost all his letters, whatever the subject or whoever the recipient, are enlivened by his wit, his irony, his honesty, and the sharpness of his observation of people. They provide a vivid self-portrait of the man who, of all his contemporaries, seems to express attitudes and feelings most in tune with the twentieth century. In addition, they offer a mirror of his own time. This first collected edition of all Byron's known letters supersedes Prothero's incomplete edition at the turn of the century. It includes a considerable number of hitherto unpublished letters and the complete text of many that were bowdlerized by former editors for a variety of reasons. Prothero's edition included 1,198 letters. This edition has more than 3,000, over 80 percent of them transcribed entirely from the original manuscripts. In this volume, Byron corresponds with writers such as Thomas Moore, Coleridge, Leigh Hunt, and "Monk" Lewis; with John Murray about the publication of The Corsair, Lara, and The Hebrew Melodies; and with many personal friends. A new interest is his association with the Drury Lane Theater. The crucial events of his private life at this time are his engagement to Anabella Milbanke and their marriage early in 1815--a marriage that was to last little more than a year. Especially revelatory are his letters to his fiancée and those to his long-time confidante, Lady Melbourne. Volume IV includes all the letters from the beginning of 1814 to the end of 1815.

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In this volume Byron corresponds with writers such as Thomas Moore, Coleridge, Leigh Hunt, and "Monk" Lewis; with John Murray about the publication of The Corsair, Lara, and The Hebrew Melodies; and with many personal friends. A new interest is his association with the Drury Lane Theater. The crucial events of his private life at this time are his engagement to Anabella Milbanke and their marriage early in 1815--a marriage that was to last little more than a year. Especially revelatory are his letters to his fiancée and those to his long-time confidante, Lady Melbourne.

About the Author

The late Leslie A. Marchand was Professor of English, Emeritus, Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Note
  • Byron Chronology
  • Text of the Letters (January 1, 1814–December 31, 1815)
  • Appendix
    • I. List of Letters and Sources
    • II. List of Forgeries of Byron’s Letters
    • III. Bibliography for Volume IV
    • IV. Biographical Sketch for Volume IV
  • Index of Proper Names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674089440
Editor:
Marchand, Leslie A.
Author:
Marchand, Leslie A.
Author:
Byron, George Gordon, Lord
Author:
Byron, George Gordon
Author:
Byron, Lord George Gordon
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Correspondence
Subject:
Poets, English
Subject:
Byron, George Gordon Byron
Subject:
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Poets, English -- 19th century.
Subject:
Byron, George Gordon Byron - Correspondence
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Copyright:
Series:
Wedlock's the Devil, 1814-1815
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
January 1975
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this volume Byron corresponds with writers such as Thomas Moore, Coleridge, Leigh Hunt, and "Monk" Lewis; with John Murray about the publication of The Corsair, Lara, and The Hebrew Melodies; and with many personal friends. A new interest is his association with the Drury Lane Theater. The crucial events of his private life at this time are his engagement to Anabella Milbanke and their marriage early in 1815--a marriage that was to last little more than a year. Especially revelatory are his letters to his fiancée and those to his long-time confidante, Lady Melbourne.
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