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By Clara Tuite

ISBN-10: 1107082595

ISBN-13: 9781107082595

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ISBN-13: 9781107442955

The Regency interval commonly, and the aristocrat-poet Lord Byron particularly, have been infamous for scandal, however the ancient situations of this phenomenon have not begun to be adequately analysed. Lord Byron and Scandalous famous person explores Byron's big name personality within the literary, social, political and ancient contexts of Regency Britain and post-Napoleonic Europe that produced it. Clara Tuite argues that the Byronic enigma that so forced modern audiences - and provoked such controversy with its dazzling Romantic Satanism - could be understood through 'scandalous celebrity', a brand new type of ambivalent reputation that mediates among notoriety and standard types of heroic renown. analyzing Byron along modern figures together with Caroline Lamb, Stendhal, Napoleon Bonaparte and Lord Castlereagh, Tuite illuminates the critical function performed via Byron within the literary, political and sexual scandals that mark the Regency as a necessary interval of social transition and emergent star culture.

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