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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781429989732272 Pages, Ages 12-18
Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution
Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold.
In the early 1800s, poetry could land a person in jail. Those who tried to change the world through their poems risked notoriety—or courted it. Among the most subversive were a group of young writers known as the Romantics: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Cole-ridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. These rebels believed poetry should express strong feelings in ordinary language, and their words changed literature forever.
Wildly Romantic is a smart, sexy, and fascinating look at these original bad boys—and girls.
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"MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW"
Four women drove George Gordon, Lord Byron from England forever: an obsessive playgirl, a naïve wife, a strange estranged sister, and an aspiring actress.