Origo here chronicles a love triangle among the poet, Countess Teresa Gamba Guiccioli, and the lady's much older husband, who apparently wasn't too happy about sharing his 19-year-old wife. Origo was the first to have access to the Gamba family's archive, so much of this 1949 biography was new material when first published by Scribner. It's probably still the most in-depth study of this particular chapter in the poet's unusual life. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
As a biography of Teresa, containing details fo Byron's political life in Italy, The Last Attachment remains useful and pleasurable. Origo's descriptions of the Gamba family homes are as delicious as anything in Turgenev.
—Times Literary Supplement
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Meet the Author
Iris Origo, born in America of Anglo-Irish background, moved to Italy as a child. In 1924 she married Antonio Origo, and Italian nobleman; during the German occupation of World War II, they secretly hid Allied prisoners of war. She wrote many books of history, biography, and memoirs.