BYRON'S LETTERS AND JOURNALS
Cover: Byron's Letters and Journals, Volume X: ‘A heart for every fate,’ 1822–1823 in HARDCOVER

Byron's Letters and Journals, Volume X: ‘A heart for every fate,’ 1822–1823

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HARDCOVER

$81.50 • £65.95 • €73.50

ISBN 9780674089525

Publication Date: 06/06/1980

Short

248 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 halftone

Belknap Press

Byron's Letters and Journals

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Byron was at all times a performer, and his best performance, we have usually agreed, is Don Juan, the most entertaining long poem in English. We may have to think again. Leslie A. Marchand’s new edition of the letters and journals suggests Byron’s prose may be his strongest work. These letters play on our nerves and get under our skin in a contemporary way.—Walter Clemons, Newsweek

Marchand’s new edition of Byron’s letters and diaries is a delight to read.The New York Review of Books

Byron is one of the most versatile and provocative of our letter writers. More perhaps than any other, he has left us a collection of writings that constitute a brilliant and incisive portrait of their author.The Times Literary Supplement

Byron’s sinewy, funny, electrifying letters are emergency bulletins from a man operating, more often than not, on the extreme edge of despair and disgrace… We begin to read these letters as speedily as he must have written them, held by his scorn, his dissatisfaction with himself and his blazing energy. He is fiercely alive.Newsweek

One of the great modern works in progress.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

One of the great pleasures of life… Byron is the most enjoyable letter-writer in the world.—Elizabeth Longford

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