Lord Byron and the History of Desire

Lord Byron and the History of Desire

by Ian Dennis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611491234
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ian Dennis is associate professor at the University of Ottawa.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

1 Introduction 13

2 A New Strategy: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage 31

3 Victory and Defeat in the Eastern Tales 64

4 Heroic Victimhood: "Prometheus" and "The Prisoner ofChillon" 95

5 "I Shall Not Choose a Mortal for My Mediator": Manfred 109

6 Cain: Lord Byron's Sincerity, with an Addendum on Heaven and Earth 131

7 The Market in Don Juan, with a Digression on Joking and Sex 153

8 Don Juan: Modeling Irony, Offering Alliance 205

9 Conclusion: Lord Byron and the History of Desire 230

Notes 239

Works Cited 257

Index 263

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