New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1994. 4th Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2320395
Fourth printing. Edges slightly worn.
288 pp. To the nineteenth-century reader, George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824), was the archetype of the Romantic literary hero, a figure admired and emulated as much for the revolutionary panache with which he lived his life as the brio and allure of his verse. Our century has seen him more clearly as a poet whose intellectual toughness, satiric gifts, and utter inability to be boring have made him one of the great comic spirits in our literature.