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Byron

Writers and Their Work

2000

December 1st, 2000

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After Shakespeare the most famous British author in Europe, in Britain Byron was for years either neglected, or a victim of the myth of his own personality. Now he is read and studied both for his complex politics and as a forerunner of many of the ideas and techniques more usually associated with post-modernism. Bone tackles the critical problems both of the populism of much of Byron’s early work, and conversely of the sophisticated comedy of Beppo, Don Juan and The Vision of Judgement. He argues that for all its contradictoriness Byron’s poetic mind develops organically, and that the scintillating technique of the late works grow out of the profoundly modern world-view, relativistic and secular, which had developed through his early years. Byron’s writing are seen as a vital area for post-ideological and new found criticism.

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Drummond Bone is a Byron scholar and was Master of Balliol College at the University of Oxford until April 2018.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright5
Contents6
Preface7
Acknowledgements8
Biographical Outline9
Note on the Text11
Abbreviations11
1 Aberdeen, Newstead, the Mediterranean12
2 Childe Harold I and II; the Turkish Tales18
3 London: Years of Fame27
4 Explorations: the Lyrics and Short Poems32
5 First Year of Exile: Switzerland46
6 Childe Harold III; Manfred49
7 Exile in Italy: Rebuilding a Life59
8 Childe Harold IV; Beppo; Don Juan; The Vision of Judgment63
9 Political Action: Italy and Greece84
10 The Late Dramas88
Select Bibliography93
Index96