In Byron's Wake

In Byron's Wake

The Turbulent Lives of Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace

Book - 2018 | First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
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"A masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew: Lord Byron."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781681778723 (hardcover)
1681778726 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: B BYRON
Characteristics: 547 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm


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Nicr Sep 06, 2018

Sympathetic but reasonable portrait of a woman whose only claims to fame are marrying ill-advisedly and giving birth to "Lord Byron's daughter, his rare, extraordinary child," featured in the second half of the book--the brilliant, eccentric, quicksilver Ada. It's interesting, though, that the most compelling figure here remains Byron, present even when absent from the text. So he echoes down the centuries.

Interesting perspective on Augusta, addressing questions that always seem to want answering. Also interesting on the posthumous trashing of Lady B's reputation following the calamitous publication of Stowe's gossipy Lady Byron Vindicated.

Not much new here, but engagingly recounted.


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