Lord Byron's Novel by John Crowley
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One of our most accomplished literary artists, John Crowley imagines the novel the haunted Romantic poet Lord Byron never penned ...but very well might have. Saved from destruction, read, and annotated by Byron's own abandoned daughter, Ada, the manuscript is rediscovered in our time -- and almost not recognized. Lord Byron's Novel is the story of a dying daughter's attempt to understand the famous father she longed for -- and the young woman who, by learning the secret of Byron's manuscript and Ada's devotion, reconnects with her own father, driven from her life by a crime as terrible as any of which Byron himself was accused.

 

About John Crowley

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John Crowley lives in the hills of northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of ten previous novels as well as the short fiction collection, Novelties & Souvenirs.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 498 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A lost novel by Lord Byron--yes, that Lord Byron--surfaces in present-day London and unfolds here, in a multilayered meditation on the nature of the self and of father-daughter relationships, all bound up in a ripping good story.

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In John Crowley's imagining, Byron's lost novel is both a Gothic extravaganza and a picaresque adventure.

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In John Crowley's imagining, Byron's lost novel is both a Gothic extravaganza and a picaresque adventure.

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While researching Lord Byron's daughter for an academic website, .

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But for Crowley, the presence of Lord Byron's novel within his own Lord Byron's Novel acts as but the fulcrum for all the various, radiating wonders of the book.Enfolded within the discovery of the novel is the history of Byron's daughter Ada who, as a matter of fact, invented the first computer ...

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But for Crowley, the presence of Lord Byron's novel within his own Lord Byron's Novel acts as but the fulcrum for all the various, radiating wonders of the book.Enfolded within the discovery of the novel is the history of Byron's daughter Ada who, as a matter of fact, invented the first computer ...

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