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Born in 1788, Lord Byron was an English poet and a leading figure of the Romantic movement. A prodigious poetic gift and a scandalous private life made him famous throughout Europe, and his masterpiece, Don Juan, became the bestselling work of the period. He remains one of the most storied and fascinating figures in world literature, and Matthew Bevis takes this great thinker and highlights the ideas most relevant to us today. The Great Thinkers on Modern Life Series, part of The School of Life, shows how thse wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us.
Matthew Bevis is a Lecturer and Fellow in English and Keble College, Oxford. He is the author of The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce and of Comedy: A Very Short Introduction.