Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals


      Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals
Byron was a superb letter writer almost all his letters, whatever the subject or whoever the recipient, are enlivened by his wit, his irony, his honesty, and the sharpness of his observation of people They provide a vivid self portrait of the man who, of all his contemporaries, seems to express attitudes and feelings most in tune with the twentieth century In addition, they offer a mirror of his own time This first collected edition of all Byron s known letters supersedes Prothero s incomplete edition at the turn of the century It includes a considerable number of hitherto unpublished letters and the complete text of many that were bowdlerized by former editors for a variety of reasons Prothero s edition included 1,198 letters This edition will have than 3,000, over 80 percent of them transcribed entirely from the original manuscripts Byron s epistolary saga continues con brio in this volume At the start of 1818 he sends off the last canto of Childe Harold and abandons himself to the debaucheries of the Carnival in Venice At the close of 1819 he resolves to return to England but instead follows Teresa Guiccioli to Ravenna In the meantime he writes three long poems and two cantos of Don Juan, whose bowdlerization he violently protests he breaks off with Marianna Segati, copes with his amorous tigress Margarita Cogni, then falls passionately in love with the young Countess Guiccioli he thinks seriously of emigrating to South America he takes custody of his little daughter Allegra and becomes increasingly fond of the child The Shelleys visit him, as does Thomas Moore, to whom he entrusts his memoirs burned after his death The letters to friends are amarvelous outpouring of funny anecdotes, practical talk, discussions of his poems, statements of his beliefs The love letters are in a class by themselves. Read Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals author Lord Byron – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

George Gordon Byron invariably known as Lord Byron , later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism Amongst Byron s best known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we ll go noa roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold s Pilgrimage and Don Juan He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English speaking world and beyond.Byron s notabilty rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured upper class living, numerous love affairs, debts, and separation He was notably described by Lady Caroline Lamb as mad, bad, and dangerous to know Byron served as a regional leader of Italy s revolutionary organization, the Carbonari, in its struggle against Austria He later travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero He died from a fever contracted while in Messolonghi in Greece.

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  • 408 pages
  • Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals
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  • English
  • 11 July 2018
  • 0674539125

10 thoughts on “ Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals

  1. says:

    Lord Byron limped fast, died young, and left a good looking corpus The review is pretty much downhill from here.Actually, and not to sound flippant, dying at 36 was probably the shrewdest career move Byron ever made Thanks to that timely fever in Greece, he never had to watch himself shrivel up into a pathetic old rou or swell into an alcoholic Tory or worse, a poet laureate Besides, it s not as if he was ever going to write a better poem than Don Juan, and he d already enjoyed a sex life Lord Byron limped fast, died young, and left a good looking corpus The review is pretty much downhill from here.Actually, and not to sound flippant, dying at 36 was probably the shrewdest career move Byron ever made Thanks to that ...

  2. says:

    When one subtracts from life infancy which is vegetation , sleep, eating, and swilling buttoning and unbuttoning how much remains of downright existence The summer of a dormouse.He can be cold, detached, heartless, witty, kind, charming, sensitive He can be a thousand men in one He had a beautiful style, even while writing a simple letter You can really appreciate the power of a well written letter, especially now, in the world of abbreviations and ridiculous acronyms you try to write When one subtracts from life infancy which is vegetation , sleep, eating, and swilling buttoning and unbuttoning how much remains of downright existence The summer of a dormouse.He can be cold, detached, heartless, witty, kind, charming, sensitive He can be a t...

  3. says:

    An enjoyable read, especially his Alpine Journal from September 1816 Through the course of these entries, I liked when he referenced specific pieces he was working on, e.g Mazeppa, Childe Harold, Don Juan, Cain pp 280 2 , and Lara p 357 I loved that he was working on Sardanapalus after having perused Seneca s tragedies p 246 I just finished reading six of his plays, translated by Emily Wilson I liked his comments on various people, especially Shelley, Keats and Wordsworth The sec An enjoyable read, especially his Alpine Journal from September 1816 Through the course of these entries, I liked when he referenced specific pieces he was working on, e.g Mazeppa, Childe Harold, Don Juan, Cain pp 280 2 , and Lara p 357 I loved that he was working on Sardanapalus after having perused Seneca s tragedies p 246 I just finished reading six of his plays, translated by Emily Wilson I liked his comments on various people, especially Shelley, Keats and Wordsworth The section entitled Anthology of Memorable Passages in Byron s Letters and Journals is absolutely invaluable pp 325 36.Some special highlights include his letters to Coleridge re the Christabel poem pp 114 5 to Murray on the famous Ghost story competition at Diodati pp ...

  4. says:

    I am sort of on a Lord Byron kick so bear with me His writings were a joy to read It was romantic, cynical, and a little macabre at times.

  5. says:

    Am re reading this splendid collection of letters, perhaps the best ever written I rediscovered this book which had been in storage while I was in Viet Nam What a pleasure

  6. says:

    I keep this on my book shelf, occasionally reading a letter written to his mother and think, Wow What a cool guy.

  7. says:

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com

  8. says:

    Great stuff A stylist with content that keeps a grin going right across the face.

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