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Byron Benita Eisler

Byron

Benita Eisler

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ISBN : 9781299029354
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In this masterful portrait of the poet who dazzled an era and prefigured the modern age of celebrity, noted biographer Benita Eisler offers a fuller and more complex vision than we have yet been afforded of George Gordon, Lord Byron.EislerMoreIn this masterful portrait of the poet who dazzled an era and prefigured the modern age of celebrity, noted biographer Benita Eisler offers a fuller and more complex vision than we have yet been afforded of George Gordon, Lord Byron.Eisler reexamines his poetic achievement in the context of his extraordinary life: the shameful and traumatic childhood- the swashbuckling adventures in the East- the instant stardom achieved with the publication ofChilde Harolds Pilgrimage- his passionate and destructive love affairs, including an incestuous liaison with his half-sister- and finally his tragic death in the cause of Greek independence. This magnificent record of a towering figure is sure to become the new standard biography of Byron. From the Trade Paperback edition.