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Byron's letters and journals : a new selection
Byron's letters and journals : a new selection
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-18242015
Articles
Alongside Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, and Oscar Wilde, Lord Byron possesses a star-quality unlike other classic British authors. His life as poet, philanderer, homosexual, and freedom fighter is legendary, and this new selection from his powerful letters and journals tells the story from the inside, in Byron's own racy and passionate style. Though Byron is chiefly known as a poet, his letters and journals are one of the glories of English proseliterature, and one of the greatest British acts of autobiography, alongside Pepys' Diary and Boswell's Journal. This new selection, taken from the authoritative and unbowdlerized edition prepared by Leslie Marchand in the 1970s, not only provides the cream of his informal prose; it amounts to a biography in Byron's own words.
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Imprint:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Collation:
512 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780198722557 (hbk)
Dewey class:
821.7821.7BYR
Language:
English
BRN:
1877468
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