Byron: The Last Journey April 1823-April 1824

Byron: The Last Journey April 1823-April 1824

by Harold Nicolson
     
 
Lord Byron's first epic poem, "Childe Harold", was published in 1812. Only 12 years later after a life including exile, marriage and fatherhood, he died aged 36 at Missolonghi in Greece. First written in 1924, this is a narrative of the last two years of Lord Byron's life when he left Italy to help organize the fight for Greece's freedom from the Turks.

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Lord Byron's first epic poem, "Childe Harold", was published in 1812. Only 12 years later after a life including exile, marriage and fatherhood, he died aged 36 at Missolonghi in Greece. First written in 1924, this is a narrative of the last two years of Lord Byron's life when he left Italy to help organize the fight for Greece's freedom from the Turks.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Though there are many portraits of Lord Byron, Nicolson's 1924 volume focuses solely on the last two years of the great poet's life and his death in the war for Greek independence in 1824. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853753008
Publisher:
Prion
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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Desmond MacCarthy
The best and most entertaining biographical narrative I have read since Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians.

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