Joy Unconfined! Lord Byron's Grand Tour, Re-toured.

Strathcarron, Ian.

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Byron's original Grand Tour is recorded as impressions in his own letters and journals, and in greater depth in the diary of his travelling companion, John Hobhouse. Strathcarron's re-Tour follows in Byron's footsteps, revisiting the places the poet visited 200 years ago and comparing what he found then with what one finds now. This latest tour not only reveals much about Byron but also how the world has changed in two centuries.

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Description

Lord Byron completed his Grand Tour of the Mediterranean between 1809 and 1811, leaving England at the age of twenty-one as an undiscovered soul and returning as Byron, with all that implies: the brand, the baggage and the brio. Lord Strathcarrons re-Tour follows in Byrons footsteps, revisiting the places the poet visited two hundred years ago and comparing what he found then to what one finds there now. At each point the re-Tour meets todays equivalents to the kings, consuls, governors, chieftains and gangsters that the Grand Tour met before it. Witty and perceptive, the re-Tour reveals much about Lord Byron and much too about how the world has changed in two centuries.

Book Details

Author Strathcarron, Ian.
Format 288
Publisher Signal Books Ltd
Imprint Signal Books Ltd
Number of Pages 288
Illustrations col. Illustrations
Catalogue Apr15
Catalogue book number 423