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The Cambridge Companion to Byron (Cambridge Companions to Literature)by J. Drummond Bone
Synopses & Reviews
Specially commissioned essays by leading scholars discuss Byron's work in several fascinating contexts: literary history, Byron's life and travels, publishing, politics, and his reception across Europe. Unique in its combination of breadth of coverage and detailed analysis of individual works, this Companion will be indispensable to students and teachers alike.
Byron's life and work and the interactions between them have fascinated readers for two hundred years. In three sections devoted to the historical, textual and literary contexts of Byron's life and times, these essays by eminent Byron scholars provide a compelling picture of the diversity of Byron's writings.
A wide-ranging introduction to Byron??'s life and works by a range of eminent Byron scholars.
About the Author
Drummond Bone is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and co-editor of Romanticism.
Table of Contents
Chronology; Introduction Drummond Bone; Part I. Historical Contexts: 1. Byron's life and his biographers Paul Douglass; 2. Byron and the business of publishing Peter W. Graham; 3. Byron's politics Malcolm Kelsall; 4. Byron: gender and sexuality Andrew Elfenbein; Part II. Texts: 5. Heroism and history: Childe Harold I &II and the Tales Philip W. Martin; 6. Byron and the eastern Mediterranean: Childe Harold II and the 'Polemic of Ottoman Greece' Nigel Leask; 7. Childe Harold III and Manfred Alan Rawes; 8. Byron and the theatre Alan Richardson; 9. Childe Harold IV, Don Juan and Beppo Drummond Bone; 10. The Vision of Judgment and the Visions of 'Author' Susan Wolfson; 11. Byron's Prose Andrew Nicholson; Part III. Literary Contexts: 12. Byron's lyric poetry Jerome McGann; 13. Byron and Shakespeare Anne Barton; 14. Byron, postmodernism and intertextuality Jane Stabler; 15. Byron's European reception Peter Cochran; 16. Byron and the eighteeth century Bernard Beatty.
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