Nicholls, C. S., editor. The Dictionary of National Biography: Missing Persons. Oxford University Press, 1993.
George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron
Standard Name: Byron, George Gordon,,, sixth Baron
Used Form: Lord Byron
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|Birth||Augusta Ada Byron|
It is not known whether she had siblings. She was distantly related to the poet Lord Byron .
Ravenhall, Chris. “Lesley Storm’s Three Goose Quills and a Knife: A Burns Play Rediscovered”. Studies in Scottish Literature, pp. 46 -54.
The volume opens with The Poet's Address, which excuses its disconnection from the original frame: Should you be good-naturedly disposed, you will not inquire minutely where the travellers were picked up by whom the...
This novel has an epigraph from John Ford 's The Lover's Melancholy, 1629, about the storms and turmoil of human life.
Epigraphs to individual chapters range widely, beginning with the medieval Catalan poet...
Shelley, Mary. Lodore. Vargo, LisaEditor , Broadview, 1997.
|Cultural formation||Lady Caroline Lamb||
As an adult, she became increasingly promiscuous. Her conduct in her affair with Byron (who was at first dazzled by and obsessed with her, later implacably hostile in principle, though capable of softening when he...
|Cultural formation||Frances Trollope|
|death||Germaine de Staël||
Byron , who was at work on the fourth canto of Childe Harold, attached a note to stanza 54 which said: CORINNA is no more. Staël, he wrote, had ceased to be a woman—she...
|death||Lady Caroline Lamb|
|Education||Mary Matilda Betham||
More important than his teaching were her own efforts in a congenial atmosphere. The family would read aloud from poems and plays, providing their own appreciation and criticism. In her diary she wrote: In our...
Lady Florence was at first educated at home in Scotland. After a first, unsuccessful attempt to place her in a convent she had, in France, an Irish Catholic governess whom she calls Miss O'Leary...
Lady Charlotte received a standard home education. She soon found that she loved serious learning and set out to pursue it. Studying on her own, she discovered and devoured Chaucer (from whom as an old...
The young Lord Byron privately printed his first book, Fugitive Pieces, which was immediately suppressed.
By September 1807
Byron published his second verse collection, Hours of Idleness, a year after the first was suppressed.
Byron published an anonymous satirical attack on the magazine reviewers: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
10 March 1812 to September 1818
Byron published the first two cantos of his narrative-reflective poemChilde Harold's Pilgrimage.
By July 1813
Byron published The Giaour, an oriental tale in verse, written from late 1812 to early 1813, in a deliberately unfinished state.
29 November 1813
Byron published The Bride of Abydos; the Critical Review printed its notice the following month.
1 February 1814
Byron published his orientalnarrative poemThe Corsair, which was a huge and immediate success.
6 August 1814
Byron published Lara, the third of three narrative poems in little more than a year which served to establish the image of the Byronic hero.
10 April 1815
The largest volcanic eruption in modern times, that of Mount Tambora in what is now Indonesia, buried an entire civilization. It had twice the magnitude of the later Krakatoa eruption.
By July 1815
Byron published Hebrew Melodies.
Byron published Manfred, A Dramatic Poem, written between summer 1816 and April 1817: his first attempt at dramatic form, and last incarnation of the Byronic hero.
By February 1818
Byron published Beppo, a light-hearted narrative poem in stanzas.