Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life

Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life

by Edna O'Brien
     
 

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“How long it’s taken for these two mad, bad and dangerous writers to get together!”—Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle
Acclaimed biographer of James Joyce, Edna O’Brien has written a “jaunty” (The New Yorker) biography that suits her fiery and charismatic subject. She follows Byron from the dissipations of Regency

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“How long it’s taken for these two mad, bad and dangerous writers to get together!”—Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle
Acclaimed biographer of James Joyce, Edna O’Brien has written a “jaunty” (The New Yorker) biography that suits her fiery and charismatic subject. She follows Byron from the dissipations of Regency London to the wilds of Albania and the Socratic pleasures of Greece and Turkey, culminating in his meteoric rise to fame at the age of twenty-four. With “a novelist’s understanding of tempo and characterization” (Miami Herald), O’Brien captures the spirit of the man and creates an indelible portrait that explodes the Romantic myth. Byron, as brilliantly rendered by O’Brien, is the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, and defiantly immortal.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
[A] mischievously complicit biography.— Kathryn Harrison
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Succinct and eloquent.— Kerstin Parmley
Judith Thurman
“Few writers are better suited than [Edna O’Brien] to take his measure, and to plumb his heart.”
Kathryn Harrison - New York Times Book Review
“[A] mischievously complicit biography.”
Kerstin Parmley - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Succinct and eloquent.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393338478
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/14/2010
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
993,342
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Edna O’Brien, the author of The Country Girls Trilogy, The Light of Evening and Byron in Love, is the recipient of the James Joyce Ulysses Medal and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in London.

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