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Byron's Women

Byron's Women

ISBN-13: 9781784082024
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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.

  • | Author: Alexander Larman
  • | Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • | Publication Date: Apr 01, 2018
  • | Number of Pages: 416 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Hardcover
  • | ISBN-10: 1784082023
  • | ISBN-13: 9781784082024
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