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Subject: Lord Byron Biographies
Date Posted: 10/14/2009 4:48 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Can anyone recommend a good Lord Byron Bio?  I'm more interested in his life than in lit crit - I'm doing research for an Ada Lovelace project I'm starting.

Subject: Byron's Bio
Date Posted: 2/26/2010 6:55 PM ET
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Leslie Marchand 3-volume work of the 1950s is still, to me, the most informative. Much of the later work derives from his path-breaking scholarship. I do recommend Iris Origo's "TThe Last Attachment, which is marvelous. And the12 volumes of Byron's Letters and Journals, also edited by Marchand, are brilliant. I don't have much idea whether any of this will help with Ada Lovelace...