This biography (by Byron's own publisher John Murray) reinterprets Byron's life and poetry. MacCarthy casts a fresh eye on Byron's childhood in Scotland, his embattled relations with his mother and his series of relationships with adolescent boys - a subject ignored in previous biographies.
Fiona MacCarthy was the Royal Society of Arts Bicentenary Medallist for 1986. She is an honorary fellow both of the Royal College of Art and of the Nineteenth Century Studies Centre at the University of Sheffield. Her controversial life of Eric Gill, published in 1989, established her immediately as an authoritative, serious yet eminently readable biographer, and her William Morris won the Wolfson History Prize and the Writers' Guild Non-fiction Award for 1995.
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Biography: Historical, Political & Military
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John Murray Publishers Ltd
74 colour illustrations, sources, reference notes, index