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Poetic Lives

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In the words of one of his many lovers, Lord Byron was “Mad, bad, and dangerous to know." Amidst rumors of an incestuous relationship with his sister and a series of high-profile affairs, Byron penned pieces, including the narrative poems “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" and “Don Juan," before dying at the age of 36. Here, acclaimed historical biographer Sarah Gristwood expertly marries the man and his myth, using extracts from his verse to explore and elucidate his friendship with the Shelleys, the influence of his infamous clubfoot, and his ultimately fatal decision to join the Greek fight for independence from Turkey. 

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May 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Poetic Lives: Byron
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 1-84391-307-0 / 978-1-84391-307-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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