|Plot Summary of Byron: A Biography|
|" Marchand's comprehensive biography covers the entire span of the poet's life: his childhood at Newstead, his abortive marriage, his burst of fame after the publication of "Childe Harold," his return to England as a literary lion, his later life in Italy, and his eventual death fighting for Greek independence. A good part of the book is concerned with Byron's relations with the opposite sex, especially his affairs with Lady Caroline Lamb, his half sister Augusta and Teresa Guiccioli, his Italian mistress. Marchand also provides complete documentation about the poet's major and minor poetry."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Byron: A Biography|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- Fancy Mansion
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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