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Alteration in Exile: Byron’s Mazeppa

  title={Alteration in Exile: Byron’s Mazeppa},
  author={M. Phillipson},
  journal={Nineteenth-Century Literature},
  • M. Phillipson
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Mark Phillipson, “Alteration in Exile: Byron’s Mazeppa” (pp. 291– 325) Critics generally note a big shift in Lord Byron’s style: the potently gloomy Eastern Tales, showcasing the magnetically alienated Byronic Hero, give way to a sharply contrasting style, that of the conversational Don Juan (1819–24). Accounts of Byron’s career tend to treat this alteration as sudden or whimsical. In fact, it is intrinsically tied to exile, a connection illustrated by the verse-romance Mazeppa (1819), in many… CONTINUE READING
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