Byron's Women

  • by Alexander Larman
  • Narrated by Kris Dyer
  • 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One was the mother who bore him; three were women who adored him; one was the sister he slept with; one was his abused and sodomised wife; one was his legitimate daughter; one was the fruit of his incest; another was his friend Shelley's wife, who avoided his bed and invented science fiction instead.
Nine women; one poet named George Gordon, Lord Byron - mad, bad and very, very dangerous to know. The most flamboyant of the Romantics, he wrote literary best sellers; he was a satirist of genius; he embodied the Romantic love of liberty (the Greeks revere him as a national hero); he was the prototype of the modern celebrity - and he treated women (and these women in particular) abominably.
In Byron's Women, Alex Larman tells their extraordinary, moving and often shocking stories. In so doing, he creates a scurrilous anti-biography of one of England's greatest poets, whose life he views - to deeply unflattering effect - through the prism of the nine damaged women's lives.

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An extremely well written and researched book. Liked the use of evidence based argument.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios