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Author Thorslev, Peter L.

Title The Byronic hero : types and prototypes / Peter L. Thorslev, Jr
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1962]
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Contents Introduction -- Our Last Great Age of Heroes -- Part 1. Eighteenth-Century Hero Types -- The Child of Nature -- the Hero of Sensibility: Man of Feeling Or Gloomy Egoist -- The Gothic Villain -- Part 2. Romantic Hero Types -- The Noble Outlaw -- Faust -- Cain and Ahasuerus -- Satan and Prometheus -- Part 3. Byronic Heroes -- Childe Harold -- Four Turkish Tales -- Two Metaphysical Dramas -- The Byronic Hero and Heroic Tradition -- Notes -- Bibliographical Appendix on Hero Types -- Index
pt. 1. Eighteenth-century hero types -- pt. 2. Romantic hero types -- pt. 3. Byronic heroes
Summary This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Characters -- Heroes
Heroes in literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 62016632
ISBN 0816664692 (electronic bk.)
0816669449 (Trade Paper)
9780816664696 (electronic bk.)