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    Marchand's comprehensive biography covers the entire span of the poet's life: his childhood at Newstead, his abortive marriage, his burst of fame after the publication of "Childe Harold," his return to England as a literary lion, his later life in Italy, and his eventual death fighting for Greek independence. A good part of the book is concerned with Byron's relations with the opposite sex, especially his affairs with Lady Caroline Lamb, his half sister Augusta and Teresa Guiccioli, his Italian mistress. Marchand also provides complete documentation about the poet's major and minor poetry.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Italy Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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