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Byron's Women

Byron's Women

Author: Alexander Larman
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One was the mother who bore him; three were women who adored him; one was the sister he slept with; one was his abused and sodomized wife; one was his legitimate daughter; one was the fruit of his incest; another was his friend Shelley's wife, who avoided his bed and invented science fiction instead. Nine women; one poet named George Gordon, Lord Byron - mad, bad and very very dangerous to know. The most flamboyant of the Romantics, he wrote literary bestsellers, he was a satirist of genius, he embodied the Romantic love of liberty (the Greeks revere him as a national hero), he was the prototype of the modern celebrity - and he treated women (and these women in particular) abominably. In BYRON'S WOMEN, Alex Larman tells their extraordinary, moving and often shocking stories. In so doing, he creates a scurrilous 'anti-biography' of one of England's greatest poets, whose life he views - to deeply unflattering effect - through the prism of the nine damaged woman's lives.
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Alex Larman is the author of BLAZING STAR, a much-praised biography of Byron's forerunner in scandal and infamy, the 2nd Earl of Rochester. RESTORATION, his study of the year 1666, appears in spring 2016.
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General Fields

  • : 9781784082024
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : September 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 416
  • : Alexander Larman
  • : 8pp illus
  • : 821.7