Barton, Paul D. Books

About the author: Dr. Paul Barton resides in the Western Pacific, where he teaches literature and composition courses at the University of Guam. He received his BA from Pepperdine, his MA from Villanova, and his PhD from Northern Illinois University.

Lord Byron’s Religion - A Journey Into Despair
2003 0-7734-6634-7
Using Byron’s heavily autobiographical poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (Cain: A Mystery and Manfred serve in a supplemental capacity), his letters and memoirs, and his biography, this study shows that he was a man haunted and even tormented by his perverse and convoluted relationship with God: a relationship formed during his morbidly dysfunctional childhooud, throughout which he was subjected to a torrent of condemning Calvinist rhetoric.