First published in 1972. John D. Jump, a leading authority on Byron and the Romantic period, here gives an account of Byron’s literary achievement in relation to the age of revolutions in which he lived and in relation to his own character and personal circumstances. Professor Jump focuses upon the major poems and also discusses Byron’s prose, principally his letters and journals. In doing so he covers all of the important aspects of Byron’s work.
Table of Contents
Preface; Notes on the Text; 1. An Age of Revolutions 2. George Gordon, Lord Byron 3. Byron’s Prose 4. Heroes and Rhetoric, 1812-18 5. Beppo and the Octave Stanza 6. Don Juan 7. The Vision of Judgement 8. Cain: A Mystery 9. Reputation; Principle Publications of Work by Byron; Bibliographical Notes; Index