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‘A Being More Intense’: Byron

Michael O'Neill

in Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122852
eISBN:
9780191671579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter discusses performative intensity in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. Of the former poem it is argued that the text frequently persuades us we are in touch with the self that ... More


A Roman Standard: Byron, Ancient Rome, and Literary Decline

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the use of Roman precedent in Byron's understanding of the decline of literature and literary standards, of ancient civilization, and of the self. In his Letter to John Murray, ... More


‘… and found myself famous’

Mary O’Connell

in Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381335
eISBN:
9781781384916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter describes John Murray’s publication strategy for Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and discusses the initial tumult of success and fame which greeted the appearance of the first two cantos of ... More


Reshaping the Romantic Canon from the Margins: The Medial Construction of ‘Byron’ in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Ralf Haekel

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Byron has always been considered to belong to the canon of Romantic literature, but the place he occupies in the canon has been a special and recently a marginalised one. Byron’s phenomenal success ... More


‘I wish to do as much by Poesy’: Amidst a Byronic Poetics

Anthony Howe

in Byron and the Forms of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319716
eISBN:
9781781380918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319716.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter confronts directly the question of what Byron thought about poetry and how he assessed its importance. How far can we go, that is, towards setting out a Byronic Poetics? It considers ... More


Out of Romanticism: Byron and Romance

Anna Camilleri

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This essay considers Romance as a genre not only etymologically related to the literary epoch of Romanticism, but as forming a locus for Romantic interconnectedness. The central contention is that ... More


Lord Byron, Manuscript Poet

Michelle Levy

in Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474457064
eISBN:
9781474481205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457064.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 4 considers the most popular and commercially successful of the English Romantic poets, Lord Byron, to explicate his continuous and deep engagement with manuscript culture. It begins by ... More


At Sea

Clare Pettitt

in Time Travelers: Victorian Encounters with Time and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226676654
eISBN:
9780226676821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676821.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the face of the increasing complexity, disciplinization and nationalization of knowledge in the nineteenth century, the sea can do useful symbolic work in maintaining the possibility of a ... More


Byron and the Noonday Demons

Mary Hurst

in Byron's Ghosts: The Spectral, the Spiritual and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319709
eISBN:
9781781380925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319709.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the theological undercurrents in Byron’s verse, focusing on the subject of infernal ghosts and the condition of melancholic boredom traditionally known as acedia. It argues ... More


Diodati

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Lord Byron's late arrival in Geneva was not in accord with his habitual, temperamental preference for a leisurely mode of travel. The Shelley party took the direct route to Switzerland by going ... More


Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher

Mary O'Connell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381335
eISBN:
9781781384916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Byron and the man who published his poetry for over ten years. It is commonly seen as a ... More


Coppet

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Lord Byron and the Shelley party were not contented at the Hôtel d'Angleterre, not least because it was expensive and housed many inquisitive compatriots. They soon found places to live in Cologny, ... More


Frightening Tales

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Percy Bysshe Shelley died in July 1822, but Lord Byron would follow him two years later. Byron settled in Venice in November 1816 and fell in love with the twenty–one–year–old Teresa Guiccioli. He ... More


Reconciliation

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

While Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley were away on the trip round the lake of Geneva, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Claire Clairmont were left to keep themselves busy at Diodati. Mary had begun ... More


At the Margins of Europe: Byron’s East Revisited and The Giaour

Stephen Minta

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Greece, in Byron’s work and life, seems so central, so symbolically tied to ideas of freedom and commitment, that it is easy to forget how marginal Greece was in the Europe of Byron’s time. Byron’s ... More


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