LORD BYRON'S NOVEL: THE EVENING LAND. John Crowley.

LORD BYRON'S NOVEL: THE EVENING LAND.

[New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2005]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. "Crowley's premise is a simple one. In the fall of 1813 -- a little more than two years before his wife left him (because of incest, attempted sodomy, "affairs with boys when he was in Greece" or some other impropriety) and he departed from England for good -- Byron claimed he had begun a novel but burned it "because the scene ran into reality." Crowley conjures Byron's lost novel, phoenix-like, from the ashes." - Christopher Benfey, NY Times book review, 6/19/05. A fine copy, unread. (19634). Item #19634

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