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The Last Chapter: After Darwin

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Different revolutionary ideas had already been published about the myth of the last of the race by 1859, but it was Charles Darwin who produced a theory sufficiently effective to destroy the old ... More


‘As the Last of My Race I Must Wither Away’: The Sixth Lord Byron

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter focuses on Scottish writer George Gordon, and Lord Byron's particular attraction to and contribution to the development of the myth of the last of the race. As an Anglo-Scot, Republican ... More


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