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May 09, 2000
| ISBN 9780679740858
Jan 26, 2011
| ISBN 9780307773272
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May 09, 2000 | ISBN 9780679740858
Jan 26, 2011 | ISBN 9780307773272
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.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 Harold’s 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.
Benita Eisler is the author of Byron and O’Keeffe and Stieglitz: An American Romance. She lives in Manhattan.
"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
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