Subject Area: Lord Byron (George Gordon)

Byron as a Poet of Nature the Search for Paradise
1999 0-7734-8187-7
Outlines the development and various responses of Byron to the various landscapes he encountered throughout his life. His presentation of them is dealt with in relation to his preoccupation with the landscape as a paradise which can only be realized by a soothing female presence: the Eve figure. The question of Wordsworth's influence on Byron is dealt with in an appendix.

Byron's Narrative Poems of 1813- Two Essays
1975 0-7734-0293-4
Includes: "Byron's Giaour and Its Critics: A Review and Reassessment" and "Byron's Selim and Zuleika: A Reading of The Bride of Abydos."

Contemporary Studies on Lord Byron
2001 0-7734-7537-0
Although this collection of essays draw on divergent theoretical and critical paradigms, they all attempt to shed new light on Lord Byron's work. The book focuses on the often neglected poems and explores the Byron legacy in the 20th century.

Dramatic Speculation and the Quest for Faith in Lord Byron's Cain
1996 0-7734-4202-2
Byron's "Cain" offers a documentation of his conflicting responses to religious questions. This text argues that, far from attacking personal faith, the play obliquely defends it by satirizing the narrow orthodoxy which seeks to suppress an authentic personal quest for religious truth. The play therefore embodies Byron's own sincere quest, offering both catharsis and affirmation. "Cain" illuminates not only the mind of the poet, but also sometimes hidden assumptions of his readership, both then and now.

Edgar Allan Poe's Biographies of Byron
1995 0-7734-1272-7
This is the first systematic analysis of the seventeen tales of Poe's The Tales of the Folio Club. Before he wrote them, Poe had already established a reputation as a poet, and Lord Byron had influenced him more than any other writer. This close reading demonstrates how the Tales appear to be biographies of Byron in disguises, or even in a sense Byronic autobiographies, because their narrators and heroes often exhibit Byron's idiosyncratic mannerisms. The Tales prove to be seamless continuations of Poe's poetry, and major intertexts of Byron's life and works.

Lord Byron- the European Essays From the International Byron Society
1997 0-7734-8593-7
The essays on the impact and reception of Byron in France, Albania, Central Europe, and Greece extend knowledge of how Byron was admired, plagiarised and imitated; how he was held to be dangerous to morals, ethics and literary standards; how he fomented or retarded emerging nationalisms; how he has been used by Philhellenes and Anti-hellenes alike in the cause of Greece against the Turks, even today. The second part of the volume re-examines Byron's achievement in the light of more subtle readings and post-structuralist insights.

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.

Multi-Man Genre and Poe's Byrons
1987 0-7734-0552-6
Contends that Poe's use of Byron as antagonist was an example of the fragmentation of character -- using reflections of Byron as seen by himself, by Poe, by his adulators and defamers -- for literary effect. Besides "William Wilson," also discusses "The Fall of the House of Usher," "Metzengerstein," and others.

Orientalism in Lord Byron's ' Turkish Tales' the Giaour (1813), the Bride of Abydos (1813), the Corsair (1814) and the Siege of Corinth (1816)
1995 0-7734-8988-6
This carefully-researched study approaches Byron's Turkish Tales from within the field of Oriental perspective, contributing largely to the existing body of knowledge on the tradition of Orientalism in English literature. Byron's intimate grasp of the life of the Orient and his remarkable cross-cultural empathy and insights are pointed out for the first time in this in-depth study of his Oriental sources, diction, similes and characters. Moreover, the comparison of Byron's Orientalism with that of his contemporaries, such as Robert Southey and Thomas Moore, illustrates further why Byron stands out in his treatment of the Orient. The five appendices provide a valuable repository of data and more general information on the subject.

Place of Lord Byron in World History. Studies in His Life, Writings, and Influence - Selected Papers From the 35th International Byron Conference
2013 0-7734-2931-X
A collection of essays on Lord Byron’s writings. Topics range from Byron’s reception in other cultures and histories, to Byron’s unique conception of history, to essays dealing with his personal history, and the usage of Byron’s works in cultural history writ large. There are also papers dealing with how Byron has been held up as an exceptional writer whose work has been emulated for many years. As history remains cyclical, Byron’s compelling imagery serves as descriptive of destruction, regeneration, and the unyielding predicaments of modern life.

Poetic Development and the Romantic Self in Exile in Byron and Shelley
2003 0-7734-6544-8
The two Romantic poets have such similar biographies that most comparative studies of them draw heavily on the few biographical differences and neglect a careful analysis of how their actual work differs. He aspires to correct the imbalance and so offer a general appreciation of these authors.