Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816 by David Ellis

Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816 by David Ellis
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Overview: In 1816, following the scandalous collapse of his marriage, Lord Byron left England forever. His first destination was the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva, where he stayed with Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Godwin, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori. Byron in Geneva focuses sharply on the poet’s life in the summer of that year, a famous time for meteorologists-for whom 1816 is the year without a summer-but also that crucial moment in the development of his writing when, urged on by Shelley, Byron tried to transform himself into a Romantic poet of the Wordsworthian variety. s wit, warm-heartedness, and hatred of cant.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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