The Letters of Lord Byron

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“If you want to see into man’s soul, start with this self-portrait.  It’s magnificent” The Guardian
George Gordon Byron was born in 1788, the son of the profligate "Mad Jack" Byron and succeeded to the title in 1798 moving to the family seat of Newstead Abbey.  In 1809, at 21, he embarked on a grand tour of Europe and on his return he married the humourless Annabella Milbanke who gave birth to his daughter Augusta in 1815.  The marriage broke down a year later and Byron went abroad. Living in Geneva with Shelley and friends, he had an illegitimate daughter, Allegra, through his affair with Claire Clairmont.  Shortly afterwards he travelled to Italy, meeting the married Countess Teresa Gamba Guiccioli.  In 1823 he left for Cephalonia to help the Greeks in their struggle for independence from the Turks.  Whilst there he contracted marsh fever and died at Missolonghi in 1824.

Also available as part of the CLASSIC LETTERS & JOURNALS BOX SET, a seven-volume edition.
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