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Lord Byron
The Works of Lord Byron; Poetry; Letters & Journals
London: John Murray, 1898. Leather. Good. 10.5" x 8.5". None. One of 250 copies the complete works of Lord Byron, signed by the the publisher John Murray, in thirteen volumes. Lord Byron was one of John Murray the younger's most famous authors, taking his place within a formidable pantheon which included Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Washington Irving and George Crabbe. Murray is famous for committing Byron's scandalous memoir to the flames, withholding it permanently from posterity. This limited edition was published by Murray the younger's son, who also shared his name. It bears his signature to the edition page. George Gordon Byron, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric She Walks in Beauty. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. Byron is considered to be the first modern-style celebrity. His image as the personification of the Byronic hero fascinated the public, and his wife Annabella coined the term "Byromania" to refer to the commotion surrounding him. His self-awareness and personal promotion are seen as a beginning to what would become the modern rock star; he would instruct artists painting portraits of him not to paint him with pen or book in hand, but as a "man of action." While Byron first welco … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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