Byron's Letters and Journals, Volume XII: 'The Trouble Of An Index', index

Byron's Letters and Journals, Volume XII: 'The Trouble Of An Index', index

by Lord Byron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674089545

ISBN-13: 9780674089549

Pub. Date: 04/09/1982

Publisher: Harvard

George Gordon Byron was a superb letter-writer: almost all his letters, whatever the subject or whoever the recipient, are enlivened by his wit, his irony, his honesty, and the sharpness of his observation of people. They provide a vivid self-portrait of the man who, of all his contemporaries, seems to express attitudes and feelings most in tune with the

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George Gordon Byron was a superb letter-writer: almost all his letters, whatever the subject or whoever the recipient, are enlivened by his wit, his irony, his honesty, and the sharpness of his observation of people. They provide a vivid self-portrait of the man who, of all his contemporaries, seems to express attitudes and feelings most in tune with the twentieth century. In addition, they offer a mirror of his own time. This first collected edition of all Byron’s known letters supersedes Prothero’s incomplete edition at the turn of the century. It includes a considerable number of hitherto unpublished letters and the complete text of many that were bowdlerized by former editors for a variety of reasons. Prothero’s edition included 1,198 letters. This edition has more than 3,000, over 80 percent of them transcribed entirely from the original manuscripts.
The final volume of this splendid edition contains a comprehensive index to the contents of the preceding volumes—the several thousand letters, the journals, the notes and biographical sketches. The index is prefaced by a generous selection of Byron’s aphorisms, bons mots, and memorable statements, culled by Mr. Marchand from the letters and journals and arranged under subject headings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674089549
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/09/1982
Series:
Byron's Letters and Journals Series, #12
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Note
  • Anthology of Memorable Passages in Byron’s Letters and Journals
  • Index to the Eleven Volumes

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