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Lady Byron and Her Daughters

Markus, Julia

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ISBN 10: 0393082687 / ISBN 13: 9780393082685
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
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A startling re-evaluation of Lady Byron's marriage and the untold story of her complex life as a single mother and progressive force. Num Pages: 384 pages, 40 illustrations. BIC Classification: BGH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 166 x 245 x 34. Weight in Grams: 686. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780393082685

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Title: Lady Byron and Her Daughters

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Binding: Hardcover

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A startling reevaluation of Lady Byron’s marriage and the untold story of her complex life as single mother and progressive force.

The center of public attention after her tumultuous marriage to Lord Byron, Annabella Milbanke transformed herself from a neglected wife into a figure of incredible resilience and social vision. After she and her infant child were cast out of their home, she was left to navigate the stifling and unsupportive social environment of Regency England. Far from a victim or an obstacle to Byron’s work, however, Lady Byron was a rebel against the fashionable snobbery of her class, founding the first Infants School and Co-Operative School in England. A poet and talented mathematician, Lady Byron supported the education of her precocious daughter, Ada Lovelace, now recognized and lauded as a pioneer of computer science, and saved from death her “adoptive daughter” Medora Leigh, the child of Lord Byron’s incest with his sister. Lady Byron was adored by the younger abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and by many notable friends. Yet her complex relationships with her family, including the sister Byron loved, runs like a live wire through this skillfully told and groundbreaking biography of a remarkable woman who made a life for herself and became a leading light in her century.

 

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Julia Markus, the author of three acclaimed biographies, is the director of creative writing and a professor of English at Hofstra University. She lives in New York City.

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