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Byron’s Religions

Editor(s): Peter Cochran
Contributors: Noloh Lloyd Jones, Friederike Wolfrum, Madeleina Gallaghan, Richard A. Cardwell, Shona Allan, Peter Francev,

Book Description

Byron’s Religions is the most comprehensive study yet of the poet’s deep, diverse and eclectic attitude to religion. The articles, by several well-known and distinguished scholars, cover many of his poems and plays, taking in Anglicanism, Catholicism, Blasphemy, Calvinism, Gnosticism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism. The tentative conclusion is that Byron was never the atheist which the cliché has him to be, but a man whose profound need for a faith clashed always with an equally profound scepticism.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2849-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2849-1
Date of Publication: 01/04/2011
Pages / Size: 390 / A5
Price: £44.99


Peter Cochran has lectured on Byron all over the world, and has published many articles on the poet. He is the editor of the Newstead Byron Society Review, and is responsible for the editions of Byron’s Works and Correspondence on the website of the International Byron Society. For Cambridge Scholars Publishing he has either written or edited Byron and Orientalism, The Gothic Byron, Byron at the Theatre, Byron in London, “Romanticism” – and Byron, Byron and Women [and men], Byron and Bob, and Byron and Hobby-O.