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Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

David Ellis

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

In 1816, following the scandalous collapse of his marriage, Lord Byron left England forever. His first destination was the villa Diodati by Lake Geneva where he stayed together with Percy Bysshe ... More


First Meetings

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
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June 2013
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9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
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chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

After the Shelley party had returned to England, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley continued to correspond with each other. Claire Clairmont also attempted to communicate with Byron, but the latter ... More


On the Road

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
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June 2013
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9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
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Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The so–called Shelley party reached Switzerland at roughly the same time as Lord Byron in 1816 and stayed at the Hôtel d'Angleterre in Geneva. The party included the young Percy Bysshe Shelley and ... More


A Narrow Escape

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
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June 2013
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9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Lord Byron arrived at the Hôtel d'Angleterre in Geneva in a not so discreet manner. Claire Clairmont quickly realised it, sending him a note after seeing his entry in the hotel register to say that ... More


Romans à clef

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/UPO9781846317163.012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the middle of June 1816, Lord Byron and the Shelley party experienced bad weather for the first time during their stay in Diodati. The Shelley party was forced to join Byron and his group in the ... More


Reconciliation

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
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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


Coppet

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

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2011
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June 2013
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9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
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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


Chillon, Clarens and Ouchy

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
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June 2013
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9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Before he died, Lord Byron made a request that his body should not be hacked or sent to England. Yet Byron suffered the same fate as John Polidori's unfortunate patient, Lord Guilford, who was ... More


Polidori Does Not Suit

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/UPO9781846317163.017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Percy Bysshe Shelley did not go with Lord Byron to Coppet. An attractive and eloquent young poet, he would have been welcome there, and Madame de Staël would have been interested to meet Mary ... More


The Jungfrau

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/UPO9781846317163.018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Upon their return from Chamonix, the Shelley party realised that the problem of Claire Clairmont, now well into her fourth month of pregnancy, was becoming acute. They discussed the matter with Lord ... More


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