Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th Century England

Byron and Greek Love Homophobia in th Century England A highly praised and very readable exploration of Lord Byron and his time A distinguished specimen of gay history New York Review of BooksMaking use of previously unpublished letters from the poet and

  • Title: Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th Century England
  • Author: Louis Crompton
  • ISBN: 9780854492633
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • A highly praised and very readable exploration of Lord Byron and his time A distinguished specimen of gay history New York Review of BooksMaking use of previously unpublished letters from the poet and his circle, Louis Crompton traces Byron s many homoerotic involvements He argues that Byron s homosexuality was a motive for his first journey to Greece and his later oA highly praised and very readable exploration of Lord Byron and his time A distinguished specimen of gay history New York Review of BooksMaking use of previously unpublished letters from the poet and his circle, Louis Crompton traces Byron s many homoerotic involvements He argues that Byron s homosexuality was a motive for his first journey to Greece and his later ostracism and exile from England, and an important source for the mood of proud alienation that colors his serious poetry Byron and Greek Love is at once a fascinating biography and an incisive social commentary its far reaching implications for the social and cultural history of early 19th century England have been widely acclaimed Original hardback edition was published by University of California Press 1985.

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    1. A present from my beloved sister She has been kindly prompting me to write a novel about Byron! How can I resist at this point? :-)♦I have now happily devoured this book. It is fascinating! Very focussed in terms of biography (e.g. Byron's mother gets about three brief sentences), but all the more interesting for that. While researching a history of attitudes to homosexuality in Western civilisation, Crompton was intrigued to find that an unprecedented number of executions for the crime of sod [...]

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