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dc.contributor.authorStabler, Jane
dc.contributor.editorTuite, Clara
dc.identifier.citationStabler , J 2019 , Exile . in C Tuite (ed.) , Byron in context . Literature in context , Cambridge University Press , Cambridge , pp. 31-37 .
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dc.description.abstractByron rehearsed going into exile in 1809, when he was twenty-one years old. Before setting sail for Lisbon, he wrote, “I leave England without regret, I shall return to it without pleasure. – I am like Adam the first convict sentenced to transportation, but I have no Eve, and have eaten no apple but what was sour as a crab and thus ends my first Chapter” (BLJ 1: 211). Byron’s sardonic perception of himself as a biblical exile foreshadowed the allusive character of his second longer-term exile at the age of twenty-eight, when his carefully staged exit required an audience (some of the same friends and servants), expensive props (a replica of Napoleon’s carriage) and a literary precursor. On his last evening in England, Byron visited the burial place of the satirist Charles Churchill, and lay down on his grave. It was a performance of immense weariness with life and solidarity with an embittered outcast.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofByron in contexten
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLiterature in contexten
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dc.subjectPE Englishen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Englishen

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