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Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life

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Acclaimed biographer of James Joyce Edna O"Brien has written an intimate biography that suits her fiery and charismatic subject. She follows Byron from the dissipations of Regency London to the wilds of Albania and the Socratic pleasures of Greece and Turkey, culminating in his meteoric rise to fame at the age of twenty-four on the publication of Childe Harold. With her prismatic eye and novelistic style, O"Brien eerily captures the spirit of the man and creates an indelible portrait of Byron that explodes the Romantic myth. From his escapades with John Edleston, the fourteen-year-old Cambridge choir boy, to those with a galaxy of women that included his half-sister, his wife of one year, and the Italian countess who forsook her satyr-like husband for 'the peer of England and its greatest poet,' Byron scandalized the world and inspires 'Byronmania' to this day. Byron, as brilliantly rendered by O"Brien, is the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, and defiantly immortal.

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With her prismatic eye and novelistic style, O'Brien eerily captures the spirit of the man and creates an indelible portrait of Byron that explodes the Romantic myth.

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From one of our greatest novelists comes this luminous portrait of the world"s first literary rock star.

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"How long it's taken for these two mad, bad and dangerous writers to get together!"--Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle

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Acclaimed biographer of James Joyce, Edna O'Brien has written a "jaunty" (The New Yorker) biography that suits her fiery and charismatic subject. She follows Byron from the dissipations of Regency London to the wilds of Albania and the Socratic pleasures of Greece and Turkey, culminating in his meteoric rise to fame at the age of twenty-four. With "a novelist's understanding of tempo and characterization" (Miami Herald), O'Brien captures the spirit of the man and creates an indelible portrait that explodes the Romantic myth. Byron, as brilliantly rendered by O'Brien, is the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, and defiantly immortal.

About the Author

Edna O'Brien, the author of The Country Girls Trilogy, The Light of Evening and Byron in Love, is the recipient of the James Joyce Ulysses Medal and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393338478
Author:
Obrien, Edna
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
O'Brien, Edna
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of b/w illustrations
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8.16x6.98x.57 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 228 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393338478 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With her prismatic eye and novelistic style, O'Brien eerily captures the spirit of the man and creates an indelible portrait of Byron that explodes the Romantic myth.
"Synopsis" by , From one of our greatest novelists comes this luminous portrait of the world"s first literary rock star.
"Synopsis" by , "How long it's taken for these two mad, bad and dangerous writers to get together!"--Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle
"Synopsis" by , Acclaimed biographer of James Joyce, Edna O'Brien has written a "jaunty" (The New Yorker) biography that suits her fiery and charismatic subject. She follows Byron from the dissipations of Regency London to the wilds of Albania and the Socratic pleasures of Greece and Turkey, culminating in his meteoric rise to fame at the age of twenty-four. With "a novelist's understanding of tempo and characterization" (Miami Herald), O'Brien captures the spirit of the man and creates an indelible portrait that explodes the Romantic myth. Byron, as brilliantly rendered by O'Brien, is the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, and defiantly immortal.
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