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Summer in the shadow of Byron

Summer in the shadow of Byron

Stott, Andrew McConnell, 1969- author

Villa Diodati, 1816. In a villa on the shore of Lake Geneva, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and his young wife Mary, gathered for the summer. For three glittering months, this party of young bohemians would share their lives, charged with sexual and artistic tensions. It was a period of extraordinary creativity from which would emerge some of the masterworks of the Romantic period, including 'Frankenstein'. But there were two other guests at the villa that summer, for whom the season would not be so rosy. With Byron came his young physician, John Polidori, a man with literary aspirations of his own. And joining Mary was her step-sister, the beautiful Claire Clairmont. For Byron and the Shelleys, their stay by the lake would serve to immortalise them in the annals of literary history. But for Claire and Polidori, the Swiss sojourn would scar them forever

Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Canongate, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Andrew McConnell Stott
ISBN: 1847678726, 9781847678720
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: as The vampyre family. 2013.
Physical Description: xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Literature.; Clairmont, Clara Mary Jane, 1798-1879.; Romanticism.; Polidori, John William, 1795-1821.; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.; Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822.; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 Homes and haunts Switzerland.; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 Friends and associates.; English literature 19th century History and criticism.
Uniform Title: Vampyre family