Byron In Love: A Short Daring Life by Edna O'BrienByron In Love: A Short Daring Life by Edna O'Brien

Byron In Love: A Short Daring Life

byEdna O'Brien

Paperback | June 1, 2010

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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.
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.
Title:Byron In Love: A Short Daring LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.52 × 0.57 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393338479

ISBN - 13:9780393338478

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Editorial Reviews

Few writers are better suited than [Edna O’Brien] to take his measure, and to plumb his heart. — Judith Thurman, author of Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

[A] mischievously complicit biography. — Kathryn Harrison (New York Times Book Review)

Succinct and eloquent. — Kerstin Parmley (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)