Lord Byron's Religion - a Journey into Despair (Mellen Studies in Literature: Romantic Reassessment S. 160)

Lord Byron's Religion - a Journey into Despair (Mellen Studies in Literature: Romantic Reassessment S. 160)

By: Paul D. Barton (author)Hardback

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Using Byron's poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, his letters and memoirs, and his biography, this work shows that he was a man haunted and even tormented by his perverse and convoluted relationship with God - a relationship formed during a dysfunctional childhood.

Contents

Calvinism set its "mark" upon Byron - introduction to Calvinism, Byron's mother, Agnes Gray, Byron's teachers and preachers; Byron's inheritance - the dread legacy of Cain - on the biblical figure of Cain, relationship between Byron and Cain, "Cain - a Mystery", Calvinist influence on "Cain - a Mystery"; Byron's unrepentant anger - the inspiration for a pilgrimage - "Manfred", "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", the "unknightly" knight and the unrepentant pilgrim; Byron's exile - a journey into despair - stoicism, existentialism.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773466340
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780773466340
  • ISBN10: 0773466347

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