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The Love Affairs of Lord Byron

Francis Gribble

When Lord Byron published Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, he woke up one moring to find himself famous. Not long after that, when the word of his separation from Lady Byron got out, he woke up one morning to find himself infamous. Ever since then, his name has been linked inextricably with great lyric poetry and great sexual scandal. Women found him irresistible; he found them irresistible, and the resulting fireworks flared through the skies of the English upper classes of the Regency with tremendous color and enormous noise. Francis Gribble explores these aspects of Byron's life with the care and judgment of a skillful biographer combined with the curiousity and pique of a gossip columnist. He deals carefully with his sources and his evidence, but is not afraid to follow wherever they may lead, whether to the cultured warmth and pleasures of Byron's Venetian mistress, the Countess Guiccioli, or the depths of Lady Byron's cold and measured hatred and her whispered accusations of incest. Through it all, he traces one constant thread: the one and only woman Byron loved throughout his life. Enjoy this Freshwater Seas production! "Sure of entertainment and an evening spent in the agreeable companionship of a man whose mellow judgments of people's actions are his own and firmly planted on the comprehending basis of a member of society at large, one sits down to Mr. Gribble's new book with pleasant anticipations. One knows he will be taken into a world vividly recaptured by an alert and perceiving mind, and that he will get sagacious comment and real interpretation none the worse for the sause piquant with which it is served." --The Bookman, December 1910, p. 413.

When Lord Byron published Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, he woke up one moring to find himself famous. Not long after that, when the word of his separation from Lady Byron got out, he woke up one morning to find himself infamous. Ever since then, his name has been linked inextricably with great lyric poetry and great sexual scandal. Women found him irresistible; he found them irresistible, and the resulting fireworks flared through the skies of the English upper classes of the Regency with tremendous color and enormous noise. Francis Gribble explores these aspects of Byron's life with the care and judgment of a skillful biographer combined with the curiousity and pique of a gossip columnist. He deals carefully with his sources and his evidence, but is not afraid to follow wherever they may lead, whether to the cultured warmth and pleasures of Byron's Venetian mistress, the Countess Guiccioli, or the depths of Lady Byron's cold and measured hatred and her whispered accusations of incest. Through it all, he traces one constant thread: the one and only woman Byron loved throughout his life. Enjoy this Freshwater Seas production! "Sure of entertainment and an evening spent in the agreeable companionship of a man whose mellow judgments of people's actions are his own and firmly planted on the comprehending basis of a member of society at large, one sits down to Mr. Gribble's new book with pleasant anticipations. One knows he will be taken into a world vividly recaptured by an alert and perceiving mind, and that he will get sagacious comment and real interpretation none the worse for the sause piquant with which it is served." --The Bookman, December 1910, p. 413.
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When Lord Byron published Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, he woke up one moring to find himself famous. Not long after that, when the word of his separation from Lady Byron got out, he woke up one morning to find himself infamous. Ever since then, his name has been linked inextricably with great lyric poetry and great sexual scandal. Women found him irresistible; he found them irresistible, and the resulting fireworks flared through the skies of the English upper classes of the Regency with tremendous color and enormous noise. Francis Gribble explores these aspects of Byron's life with the care and judgment of a skillful biographer combined with the curiousity and pique of a gossip columnist. He deals carefully with his sources and his evidence, but is not afraid to follow wherever they may lead, whether to the cultured warmth and pleasures of Byron's Venetian mistress, the Countess Guiccioli, or the depths of Lady Byron's cold and measured hatred and her whispered accusations of incest. Through it all, he traces one constant thread: the one and only woman Byron loved throughout his life. Enjoy this Freshwater Seas production! "Sure of entertainment and an evening spent in the agreeable companionship of a man whose mellow judgments of people's actions are his own and firmly planted on the comprehending basis of a member of society at large, one sits down to Mr. Gribble's new book with pleasant anticipations. One knows he will be taken into a world vividly recaptured by an alert and perceiving mind, and that he will get sagacious comment and real interpretation none the worse for the sause piquant with which it is served." --The Bookman, December 1910, p. 413.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

9h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:42


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:19


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:23


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:42


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:54