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The Resource The making of the poets : Byron and Shelley in their time, Ian Gilmour

The making of the poets : Byron and Shelley in their time, Ian Gilmour

Label
The making of the poets : Byron and Shelley in their time
Title
The making of the poets
Title remainder
Byron and Shelley in their time
Statement of responsibility
Ian Gilmour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Introduction: Byron and Shelley in their time. -- The Byrons and Gordons. -- Childhood in Aberdeen. -- The Shelleys and Field Place. -- Isleworth and Dulwich. -- Harrow and Eton. -- Eton and Harrow. -- Oxford and Cambridge. -- Cambridge and Oxford. -- Post-university blues I. -- Post-university blues II. -- Poetic madness. -- Byron's Grand Tour. -- Return and Luddism. -- Marriage and exile. -- Maiden speeches
  • "Rebellious, passionate, wildly defiant ... of convention and authority, the fiery George Gordon, Lord Byron, and fearless Percy Bysshe Shelley would come to epitomize both in their lives and in their poetry the spirit of the Romantic Age. Yet neither of them was born to be a revolutionary." "In this dual biography, the first ever to focus exclusively on the lives of Byron and Shelley as well-born youths nurtured by their politically and socially turbulent times, Ian Gilmour illuminates the darkest corners of their formative years. At ideological odds with traditional values even as young boys, Byron at Harrow and Shelley at Eton found themselves first stultified by and then resistant to authority in any institutional guise. Nor did their brief stints at university - Shelley was expelled from Oxford after publishing The Necessity of Atheism and at Cambridge Byron concentrated mostly on gambling and whoring - prove to be more congenial to their mutinous souls. Indeed, they left their respective schools with an abhorrence of inequality, compulsory religion, and persecution that shocked their fellow aristocrats."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilmour, Ian
Dewey number
821/.709
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4382
LC item number
.G55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe
  • Poets, English
Target audience
adult
Label
The making of the poets : Byron and Shelley in their time, Ian Gilmour
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Carroll & Graf edition
Extent
xiii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786712731
Lccn
2003065389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53287650
  • (Sirsi) o53287650
  • (TMQ) o53287650
Label
The making of the poets : Byron and Shelley in their time, Ian Gilmour
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Carroll & Graf edition
Extent
xiii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786712731
Lccn
2003065389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53287650
  • (Sirsi) o53287650
  • (TMQ) o53287650

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