"Quite simply the best life of Byron we have." —Literary Review
"Lively. . .vividly told. . . . A much more detailed and illuminating account of the poet’s private life than any previous book." —The Washington Post Book World
"A splendidly readable biography of a perpetually fascinating genius." –The Atlantic Monthly
"[Eisler’s ] book will . . . be the one to beat for many decades to come.
. . . [She] is especially artful and dexterous in matching the poetry to the life and the ideas." –Los Angeles Times