How is Maxim de Winter in "Rebecca" an example of a Byronic hero?

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Like a Byronic hero, Maxim is aristocratic, handsome, proud, brooding, and burdened with a secret grief. He is a man of deep feeling—though he does not show it—and suffers anguish over both his marriage to his evil first wife, Rebecca, and over having shot and killed Rebecca in a fit of rage when she told him (falsely) that she was carrying another man's child.  Our narrator, Maxim's second wife, finds Maxim alluring, forbidding, and mysterious because of the way he walls himself off from her emotionally. 

All of this puts Maxim in a direct line of...

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