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by Matthew Bevis

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Born in 1788, Lord Byron was an English poet and a leading figure of the Romantic movement. A prodigious poetic gift and a scandalous private life made him famous throughout Europe, and his masterpiece, Don Juan, became the bestselling work of the period. He remains one of the most storied and fascinating figures in world literature, and Matthew Bevis takes this great thinker and highlights the ideas most relevant to us today. The Great Thinkers on Modern Life Series, part of The School of Life, shows how thse wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us.

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ISBN-13: 9781605988092
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 07/15/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 125
File size: 702 KB

About the Author

Matthew Bevis is a Lecturer and Fellow in English and Keble College, Oxford. He is the author of The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce and of Comedy: A Very Short Introduction.

Table of Contents

Introduction Going to School with Byron 1

1 How to Become Yourself 9

2 How to Think with Your Body 21

3 How to Laugh 33

4 How to Go Astray 45

5 How to Get Wet 59

6 How to Hope 71

7 How to Say Goodbye 83

Coda: What Byron Means to Me 95

Homework 103

Acknowledgments 107

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