In Byron s Wake

Miranda Seymour has written a masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were often governed and always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never ...

In Byron s Wake

Author: Miranda Seymour

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471138593

Page: 432

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A Sunday Times Book of the Year Shortlisted for The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize 'This magnificent, highly readable double biography...brings these two driven, complicated women vividly to life' The Financial Times 'A gripping saga of a double-biography' Daily Mail 'A masterful portrait' The Times 'Vastly enjoyable' Literary Review 'Deeply absorbing and meticulously researched' The Oldie In 1815, the clever, courted and cherished Annabella Milbanke married the notorious and brilliant Lord Byron. Just one year later, she fled, taking with her their baby daughter, the future Ada Lovelace. Byron himself escaped into exile and died as a revolutionary hero in 1824, aged 36. The one thing he had asked his wife to do was to make sure that their daughter never became a poet. Ada didn't. Brought up by a mother who became one of the most progressive reformers of Victorian England, Byron's little girl was introduced to mathematics as a means of calming her wild spirits. Educated by some of the most learned minds in England, she combined that scholarly discipline with a rebellious heart and a visionary imagination. As a child invalid, Ada dreamed of building a steam-driven flying horse. As an exuberant and boldly unconventional young woman, she amplified her explanations of Charles Babbage's unbuilt calculating engine to predict, as nobody would do for another century, the dawn today of our modern computer age. When Ada died - like her father, she was only 36 - great things seemed still to lie ahead for her as a passionate astronomer. Even while mired in debt from gambling and crippled by cancer, she was frenetically employing Faraday's experiments with light refraction to explore the analysis of distant stars. Drawing on fascinating new material, Seymour reveals the ways in which Byron, long after his death, continued to shape the lives and reputations both of his wife and his daughter. During her life, Lady Byron was praised as a paragon of virtue; within ten years of her death, she was vilified as a disgrace to her sex. Well over a hundred years later, Annabella Milbanke is still perceived as a prudish wife and cruelly controlling mother. But her hidden devotion to Byron and her tender ambitions for his mercurial, brilliant daughter reveal a deeply complex but unsuspectedly sympathetic personality. Miranda Seymour has written a masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were often governed and always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew.

Byron s Women

A masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew: Lord Byron.

Byron s Women

Author: Miranda Seymour

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781471138577

Page: 560

View: 392

'A masterful portrait' The Times 'Vastly enjoyable' Literary Review In 1815, the clever, courted and cherished Annabella Milbanke married the notorious and brilliant Lord Byron. Just one year later, she fled, taking with her their baby daughter, the future Ada Lovelace. Byron himself escaped into exile and died as a revolutionary hero in 1824, aged 36. The one thing he had asked his wife to do was to make sure that their daughter never became a poet. Ada didn't. Brought up by a mother who became one of the most progressive reformers of Victorian England, Byron's little girl was introduced to mathematics as a means of calming her wild spirits. Educated by some of the most learned minds in England, she combined that scholarly discipline with a rebellious heart and a visionary imagination. As a child invalid, Ada dreamed of building a steam-driven flying horse. As an exuberant and boldly unconventional young woman, she amplified her explanations of Charles Babbage's unbuilt calculating engine to predict, as nobody would do for another century, the dawn today of our modern computer age. When Ada died - like her father, she was only 36 - great things seemed still to lie ahead for her as a passionate astronomer. Even while mired in debt from gambling and crippled by cancer, she was frenetically employing Faraday's experiments with light refraction to explore the analysis of distant stars. Drawing on fascinating new material, Seymour reveals the ways in which Byron, long after his death, continued to shape the lives and reputations both of his wife and his daughter. During her life, Lady Byron was praised as a paragon of virtue; within ten years of her death, she was vilified as a disgrace to her sex. Well over a hundred years later, Annabella Milbanke is still perceived as a prudish wife and cruelly controlling mother. But her hidden devotion to Byron and her tender ambitions for his mercurial, brilliant daughter reveal a deeply complex but unsuspectedly sympathetic personality. Miranda Seymour has written a masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were often governed and always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew.

Winds Can Wake Up the Dead

The plot , which is subordinated to a very serious inquiry into the social riddle of Harlem , hinges on the loves and literary aspirations of Byron Kasson ...

Winds Can Wake Up the Dead

Author: Eric Walrond

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814327098

Page: 350

View: 974

A new anthology of works by a major writer from the New Negro Movement.

Nineteenth Century Poetry and Literary Celebrity

Incorporating Byron's style, Landon sets up a desiring, ... The female writers who follow in Byron's wake exploit the way his romances put the male body on ...

Nineteenth Century Poetry and Literary Celebrity

Author: E. Eisner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023025084X

Page: 204

View: 955

While artistically ambitious poets of the era are often characterized as preferring a lasting future fame to contemporary popularity, this book reveals that a sophisticated, strategic and fascinated engagement with new modes of fame was central to the experiments with literary form of poets such as Byron, Keats, Shelley and Barrett Browning.

Origins of a Journey

Accessed 26 Apr. 2018. Byron, George Gordon. The Works of Byron. Fleischer, 1819. Print. Horsbrugh, Becky. “The Hellespont Swim: Following in Byron's Wake.

Origins of a Journey

Author: Daniel Grogan

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 1604338040

Page: 320

View: 759

Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. Inside each of us lives an explorer who yearns to visit the great unknown. Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. These are the tales behind the history’s bravest pioneers, bringing you from the ocean’s black depths to the top of Mount Everest. Harriet Tubman ferries fugitive slaves along the Underground Railroad—not once, not twice, but 19 times. Teddy Roosevelt risks life, limb, and sanity as he charts the Amazon’s River of Doubt. Buoyed by the voice of God, Joan of Arc travels to Vaucouleurs to petition Charles for a chance to fight for France. Charles Darwin notices several different finch species while touring the Galápagos Islands, fundamentally changing how we understand life. Spanning from 500 BC to today, Origins of a Journey teaches us that there is always value in an adventure, no matter how small—or doomed—it may be.

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

thine sheltered without Cain wives of Lamech ( Gen 4:19 ) : Adah ( dawn ) & Zillah ( shadow ) ; also wives of Cain & Abel in Byron's Cain Abel ( held ...

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

Author: Roland McHugh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419076

Page: 628

View: 551

Long considered the essential guide to Joyce's famously difficult work, Roland McHugh's Annotations to "Finnegans Wake" provides both novice readers and seasoned Joyceans with a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format uniquely suited to this densely layered text. Each page of the Annotations corresponds directly with a page of the standard Viking/Penguin edition of Finnegans Wake and contains line-by-line notes following the placement of the passages to which they refer. The reader can thus look directly from text to notes and back again, with no need to consult separate glossaries or other listings. McHugh's richly detailed notes distill decades of scholarship, explicating foreign words, unusual English connotations and colloquial expressions, place names, historical events, song titles and quotations, parodies of other texts, and Joyce's diverse literary and popular sources. The third edition has added material reflecting fifteen years of research, including significant new insights from Joyce's compositional notebooks (the "Buffalo Notebooks"), now being edited for the first time.

Close Your Eyes and Wake Up

She asked where Emmanuel was, and as the reply was Byron, she asked 'Would you like to go down on Wednesday?' Sally mentioned, 'There is plan that cannot be ...

Close Your Eyes and Wake Up

Author: Amenti Marakita

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452513937

Page: 328

View: 122

Do you feel like you just don't fit in? Are you crippled by feelings of discontent? Do you know within that there is another way of being? Are you ready to begin your journey to truth with courage, determination, faith, and trust? Like you, author Amenti Marakita knew that she wasn't living her ultimate life. Restricted by feelings of dissatisfaction and a general sense that she just didn't fit in, she knew that something had to change. She needed strength and motivation to create happiness as an adult. Motherhood was her foundation, and secretarial work was her bread and butter, but she wasn't satisfied. She knew that it would take a leap of faith for things to really change. She took her first step to a new life by opening herself up to the world of natural therapies. She valued the process of working through challenges with various modalities and enjoying the rewards on the other side. She accepted the invitation to explore her reality and experience her true potential as a woman. In Close Your Eyes and Wake Up, Marakita, a Kinergetics practitioner and instructor, shares her guidance with those who are ready to leave the status quo behind and venture boldly into the unknown. Kinergetics opened her heart to a world of happiness within herself by allowing her programmed self to fall away. By learning to trust synchronicity, signs, and inner and outer guidance, she was reborn.

1636 The Devil s Opera

Gotthilf threw a couple of bills to the driver and tumbled off the cart in Byron's wake. He was surprised to see Honister walking toward them across the ...

1636  The Devil s Opera

Author: Eric Flint

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625791933

Page: 528

View: 580

A new addition to the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. After carving a place for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia take on a murderous conspiracy of operatic proportions in Magdeburg, the capital of the United States of Europe. New York Times Best Selling Series Eric Flint and David Carrico serve up the latest entry in the best-selling alternate history saga of them all, the Ring of Fire! It is the year 1636. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident, is on the verge of civil war. His brain injured in the war with Poland, the USE's emperor Gustavus Adolphus is no longer in command. Enter Swedish chancellor Oxenstierna, a leader of aristocratic reaction against democracy. His goal: to assemble the forces of the hidebound ruling class in Berlin and drown the revolution in a bloodbath. In Magdeburg, the capital of the USE, Mike Stearns' wife Rebecca Abrabanel is organizing popular resistance to Oxenstierna's plot. As part of the resistance, the American musician Marla Linder and her company of down-time musical partners are staging an opera that will celebrate the struggle against oppression. Princess Kristina, the heir to the USE's throne, is now residing in Magdeburg and is giving them her support and encouragement. But another plot is underway--this one right in the heart of the capital itself, and with murder as its method. The only people standing in the way are a crippled boy and the boxing champion who befriended him, and an unlikely pair of policemen. Can the American detective Byron Chieske and his down-timer partner Gotthilf Hoch thwart the killers before they succeed in their goal? At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). _This alternate history series isãa landmarkãÓ¾Booklist _[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.Ó¾Booklist _ãreads like a technothriller set in the age of the MedicisãÓ¾Publishers Weekly

To Wake the Nations

The chapter begins with two forceful literary epigraphs on liberation from Byron's " Childe Harold's Pilgrimage . " The first ridicules the impotence of ...

To Wake the Nations

Author: Eric J. Sundquist

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674893313

Page: 705

View: 185

This powerful book argues that white culture in America does not exist apart from black culture. The revolution of the rights of man that established this country collided long ago with the system of slavery, and we have been trying to reestablish a steady course for ourselves ever since. To Wake the Nations is urgent and rousing: we have integrated our buses, schools, and factories, but not the canon of American literature. That is the task Eric Sundquist has assumed in a book that ranges from politics to literature, from Uncle Remus to African American spirituals. But the hallmark of this volume is a sweeping reevaluation of the glory years of American literature--from 1830 to 1930--that shows how white literature and black literature form a single interwoven tradition. By examining African America's contested relation to the intellectual and literary forms of white culture, Sundquist reconstructs the main lines of American literary tradition from the decades before the Civil War through the early twentieth century. An opening discussion of Nat Turner's "Confessions," recorded by a white man, Thomas Gray, establishes a paradigm for the complexity of meanings that Sundquist uncovers in American literary texts. Focusing on Frederick Douglass's autobiographical books, Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, Martin Delany's novel Blake; or the Huts of America, Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson, Charles Chesnutt's fiction, and W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and Darkwater, Sundquist considers each text against a rich background of history, law, literature, politics, religion, folklore, music, and dance. These readings lead to insights into components of the culture at large: slavery as it intersected with postcolonial revolutionary ideology; literary representations of the legal and political foundations of segregation; and the transformation of elements of African and antebellum folk consciousness into the public forms of American literature. "Almost certainly the finest book yet written on race and American literature," writes Arnold Rampersad of Princeton University. To Wake the Nations "amounts to a startlingly penetrating commentary on American culture, a commentary that should have a powerful impact on areas far beyond the texts investigated here."

Culligan s Wake

Byron, Sheila. My friends call me Byron, and I pray that you will be a dear friend. An artist? Not really. Must be my appearance which fooled you, eh?

Culligan s Wake

Author: Paul Sullivan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462823769

Page: 252

View: 816

Calligans Wake, which is set in Manhattan in the Seventies, begins by introducing the reader to Byron Culligan and two of his friends, Kevin Cassidy and Bull Finch. We see Culligans creativity at work, unfortunately commingled with his lack of responsibility and excess of carnal appetite. After some misadventures which shed some light on the Culligan character, we meet Janet Culligan, his wife, and learn more about her fathers interest in Byron and Janet. We start to see how Culligans zest for independence (which may have suggested he not marry in the first place) will misinterpret his father-in-laws gestures, lead to rebellion expressed in a number of ways (almost always involving drinking and sex), and finally to really irresponsible behavior that destroys his marriage. Culligan, as we see him, is not a likable man, but one who manages to create and carry off humorous situations and provide laughs. There is, however, a nuance of true humanity and decency in this self-centered rogue. As the book evolves, we meet Riley, a huge bear of a man who owns a lavish place called The Beatiary in Greenwich Village, a refuge for Culligan from the Upper East Side where he and Janet live. Riley seems to have some source of wealth and is generous in spending it and in providing support in other ways. In short, Riley is the quintessential friend we would all love to have, We also meet Tiffany...a lovely and understanding woman. Culligan starts to find himself attracted to herm and she to him. This is a different relationship and may offer some hope. The tempo picks up as the clock marches towards St. Patricks Day and the inevitable celebrations in New York. The latter part of the book sees Finch driven from New York and let into a tragic circumstance in Washington, DC--which alerts and alarms Culligan who fears his father-in-law wants him committed so that the Culligan-Janet marriage can be annulled. Other characters, such as Rightous Richard, a semi-sane man with a messiah complex and a seeming mission, and Teddy The Torch Tomlinson, leader of the rock group The Pyromaniacs whose stage antics inevitably involve conflagrations, play larger roles in defining the world that Culligan must deal with if he is to remain free. Calligans Wake builds to a crescendo with the St. Patricks Day celebration, and then tries to seek solutions as Easter appears on the calendar. Culligan, after a series of misadventures that are laugh producing, begins to realize that freedom may mean more than being licentious and irresponsible: perhaps the price of freedom is making choices and accepting the responsibility for them? The off and laughable happenings at The Plaza, where a clerical luncheon is taken over by Righteous Richard and LSD, leads to intimations of mortality, and Culligans eyes are opened. The book ends with Culligan, one Easter morn, walking along a New York street, into.......? Calligans Wake is a serious story told with a comedic approach. There is a stream of consciousness that runs through it which seems to be the best way to let the reader get to know Culligan. Readers have said that Culligan comes to life, but whether or not he is someone you might want t know and to socialize with is another matter!

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

... I love you ( last line of Byron's Maid of Athens ) r Cam r Camlin r Neckar r Dive Bellini : ' Casta Diva ' : ( from Norma ) G necken : tease ( little ...

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

Author: Roland McHugh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883828

Page: 628

View: 857

Long considered the essential guide to Joyce's famously difficult work, Roland McHugh's Annotations to "Finnegans Wake" provides both novice readers and seasoned Joyceans with a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format uniquely suited to this densely layered text. Each page of the Annotations corresponds directly with a page of the standard Viking/Penguin edition of Finnegans Wake and contains line-by-line notes following the placement of the passages to which they refer. The reader can thus look directly from text to notes and back again, with no need to consult separate glossaries or other listings. McHugh's richly detailed notes distill decades of scholarship, explicating foreign words, unusual English connotations and colloquial expressions, place names, historical events, song titles and quotations, parodies of other texts, and Joyce's diverse literary and popular sources. The third edition has added material reflecting fifteen years of research, including significant new insights from Joyce's compositional notebooks (the "Buffalo Notebooks"), now being edited for the first time.

Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley

Author: Miranda Seymour

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471174166

Page: 704

View: 389

‘The most dazzling biography of a female writer to have come my way for a decade…' – Financial Times ‘To be savoured for its vivid and sympathetic recreation of the tragic life and brilliant times of the gifted Mary Shelley’ – Times Literary Supplement ‘Brilliant and enthralling' – Independent On Sunday 'Wonderfully vivid' – Spectator The definitive and richly woven biography of Mary Shelley, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein The creator of the world’s most famous outsider became one herself . . . There is no more dramatic scene in literary history than the stormy night by Lake Geneva when Byron, Claire Clairmont, Polidori and the Shelleys met to talk of horror and the unexplained. From that emerged Frankenstein, a monster who has haunted imaginations for two hundred years. Miranda Seymour illustrates the rich and unexplored life of Mary Shelley. Everything from her childhood to her tempestuous relationship with Percy Shelley; Seymour brings to life the brilliant mind that created Frankenstein through unexplored and intriguing sources. The Mary Shelley we meet here is a woman we can engage with and understand. Her world, so rich in its settings and its cast of characters, seems drawn from a novel. She, at its centre, is flawed, brave, generous, and impetuous, a woman whose dark and brilliant imagination gave us a myth which seems ever more potent in our own era.

In Byron s Shadow

In the wake of the poet, a whole new breed of philhellenes, “the romantic Byronists,” made their way to Greece: “They were more Byronic than Byron, ...

In Byron s Shadow

Author: David Ernest Roessel

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195143868

Page: 385

View: 650

In Bryon's Shadow draws on a wide range of sources to create a model for literary history that synthesizes literary investigation and cultural studies to develop a fuller understanding of the historical forces influencing the Anglo-American conception of modern Greece."--Jacket.

James Joyce s Revisions of Finnegans Wake

The refrain of Byron's " Maid of Athens " is a base for the last of the sentence ; see
also FW 436.32 . 6 cam : come ; Ir . cam ' twisted ' ; r . E. my camlin : came ; r . Ir .
neckar : necker ; r . Ger . 8 diveline : a female " divel " . perils ... Swains : pearls ...

James Joyce s Revisions of Finnegans Wake

Author: Fred H. Higginson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 321

View: 811

Authors of the 19th Century

Besides fi1rnishing a travelogue of Byron's own wanderings through the ... In the wake of Childe Harold's enormous popular— ity, Byron was lionized in Whig ...

Authors of the 19th Century

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750063

Page: 472

View: 844

From Romanticism to Realism, the 19th century saw a flourishing of literary movements, as well as the arrival of several now-revered luminaries on the literary scene. Authors experimented with new styles that elevated the novel as a significant literary form, while new techniques and themes were also introduced into poetry and drama. These compelling profiles examine the lives of some of the 19th century’s greatest writers—Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy, to name just a few—and reveal the remarkable stories behind the works they crafted.

A Guide Through Finnegans Wake

In this heated and aromatic passage Shaun refers to Byron's incestuous
relationship with his half sister , Augusta Leigh ( 465.17 ) . Shaun continues to
egg the pair on , evoking Yeats's pairing of the Queen and the Beggarman as
analogue to ...

A Guide Through Finnegans Wake

Author: Edmund L. Epstein

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 314

View: 795

This book guides readers through the complex, pun-based, and dreamlike narrative of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. Defying conventions of plot and continuity, Finnegans Wake has been challenging readers since its first publication in 1939. The novel is so famously difficult that it is widely agreed that only the brave or foolhardy attempt to unravel this well-known but relatively little-read classic.

The Sirens Wake

I had been so little influenced by Byron that I knew there was no danger of
plagiarism , and that I could use his metre without any risk of mimicking him .
Mimicry of any great poet , or of the ways and externals of any great man , are the
surest ...

The Sirens Wake

Author: Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Baron Dunsany

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 128

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