Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Byron in Love by Edna O’Brien (B BYRON)

Byron in Love is about the biggest celebrity of the Romantic period, British poet Lord Byron, chronicling all the love affairs, trysts, and trials of the author of Don Juan . For a story that takes place in the 1800s, this tale reads surprisingly like a salacious celebrity biography of current times: filled with stories of lover’s quarrels, city-wide scandals, bankruptcy, and politics of this handsome man who grew from a rebellious youth to a brilliant poet to a political hero whom, it is said, would have been named King of Greece had he not died at such a young age. Though I’m not familiar with much of Byron’s work, I was entirely engrossed in this exciting read and in learning about a life that was so excessive and tumultuous, you forget you’re reading a true story.
Review by Annie

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This entry was posted on May 2, 2011 by in Biography, Book Review, Non-Fiction.
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