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Published: 16 May 2011

224 Pages | 1 map

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846316432

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Byron in Geneva

That Summer of 1816

David Ellis

Liverpool University Press

  • A fascinating study of a pivotal moment in Byron's life and work, following the breakdown of his marriage and the reinvigoration of his poetry under Shelley's influence
  • Sheds new light on that famous evening in June 1816 when Byron's challenge to his friends to write a ghost story yielded Mary Shelley's creation of Frankenstein and Polidori's The Vampyre, the first vampire narrative in English
  • Includes a remarkable list of supporting characters, such as Madame De Stael, Matthew 'Monk' Lewis and Claire Claremont, whose pregnancy with Byron's child during the period was a source of considerable tension between the two

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