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Byron in Context

Byron in Context

by Clara Tuite
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Publication Date: 16/01/2020
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George Gordon, the sixth Lord Byron (1788-1824), was one of the most celebrated poets of the Romantic period, as well as a peer, politician and global celebrity, famed not only for his verse, but for his controversial lifestyle and involvement in the Greek War of Independence. In thirty-seven concise, accessible essays, by leading international scholars, this volume explores the social and intertextual relationships that informed Byron's writing; the geopolitical contexts in which he travelled, lived and worked; the cultural and philosophical movements that influenced changing outlooks on religion, science, modern society and sexuality; the dramatic landscape of war, conflict and upheaval that shaped Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic Europe and Regency Britain; and the diverse cultures of reception that mark the ongoing Byron phenomenon as a living ecology in the twenty-first century. This volume illuminates how we might think of Byron in context, but also as a context in his own right.
ISBN:
9781107181465
9781107181465
Category:
Literary studies: general
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
16-01-2020
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
514
Dimensions (mm):
235x161x21mm
Weight:
0.73kg

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