Romanticism and Male Fantasy in Byron's Don Juan : A Marketable Vice Hardback
by C. Donelan
Part of the Romanticism in Perspective:Texts, Cultures, Histories series
Don Juan , Byron's best poem, is a sensational radical satire.
It uses the legend of Don Juan to expose the male fantasies behind Romanticism and nineteenth-century public culture.
Critics feared that the poem was a 'manual for vice' and would corrupt society.
Should England's best selling author have been censored?
This book looks at how Europe's most famous literary celebrity shows his dark side in Don Juan , a canonical long poem and a pop culture masterpiece.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 195 pages, IX, 195 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave USA
- Publication Date: 06/01/2000
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780312224912
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