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Learning Corp. of America has a video, released in 1971, entitled Romanticism: The Revolt of Spirit. It is a part of their “Shaping of the Western World” series, and examines the breadth of romanticism in music, art, and literature.

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A video called The Bad Lord Byron examines the poet’s life through a mock trial. This 1949 feature film was released on videocassette in 1994 by Hollywood Select Video. It stars Dennis Price, Mai Zitterling, and Wilfred Hyde- White.

Byron: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know is a documentary based on the poet’s correspondences with his publisher. It was released on videocassette in 1993 by Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

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Monterrey Home Video’s 1993 title The Glorious Romantics: A Poetic Return to the Regency has actors playing Byron, Keats, Shelley, and others. It is part of the Public Broadcasting System’s “Anyone for Tennyson?” series.

“She Walks in Beauty” is included with other love poems on a compact disc from Naxos Audiobooks called A Lover’s Gift from Him to Her, released in 1999.

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HarperCollins Audio Books released an unabridged selection of Lord Byron’s Poetry on audiocassette in 1999, read by Linus Roache.

Frederick Davidson reads Byron’s poetry on Lord Byron: Selected Poems, a two-cassette package released by Blackstone Audio Books in 1992.

“She Walks in Beauty” is one of the love poems included on the Capitol Records compact disc Beauty and the Beast: Of Love and Hope. Based on the television program of the same name, it was released in 1989.

Dove Audio has a number of famous actors reading on a 1997 cassette entitled The Poetry of the Romantics. It includes works by Keats, Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Blake.

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Arnold, Matthew, Preface to Poetry of Byron, Macmillan, 1881, reprinted as “Byron,” in Essays in Criticism, Dutton, 1964, pp. 312–30.

Ashton, Thomas L., Byron’s “Hebrew Melodies,” University of Texas Press, 1972, p. 21.

Auden, W. H., “Don Juan,” in The Dyer & Other Essays, Random House, 1962, pp. 386–406.

Dick, William A., Byron and His Poetry, Haskell House Publishers, 1977, p. 81.

Frye, Northrop, “George Gordon, Lord Byron,” in Major British Writers, Vol. II, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1959, pp. 152–53.

Jump, John D., Byron, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972.

Mankiewicz, Herman J., and Orson Welles, The Shooting Script: Citizen Kane, in The Citizen Kane Book, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1971, pp. 153–55.

Marchand, Leslie A., Byron: A Portrait, Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.

Martin, L. C., in Byron’s Lyrics, University of Nottingham, 1948, p. 25.

Read, Herbert, Byron, The British Council, 1951, p. 24.

Review of “Hebrew Melodies,” in Augustan Review, Volume 1, July, 1815, reprinted in The Romantics Reviewed, Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers: Byron and Regency Society Poets, edited by Donald H. Reiman, Garland Publishing, 1972, pp. 57–60.

Shilstone, Frederick W., Byron and the Myth of Tradition, University of Nebraska Press, 1988.

West, Paul, Byron and the Spoiler’s Art, Lumen Books, 1992, p. 23.

Further Reading

Bernbaum, Ernest, Guide through the Romantic Movement, The Ronald Press Co., 1949. Bernbaum’s work includes many minor figures from the Age of Romanticism, giving readers a better sense of the time than they might have gotten from just reading the standard synopses of the age.

Bostetter, Edward E., The Romantic Ventriloquists: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron, University of Washington Press, 1963. The tone of this study is a little dry, but Bosetter captures the important details of Byron’s life.

Christensen, Jerome, Lord Byron’s Strength: Romantic Writing and Commercial Society, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. Christensen presents a study of the poet’s career using modern marketing theory.

Levine, Alice, “Byron and the Romantic Composer,” in Lord Byron and His Contemporaries, edited by Charles E. Robinson, University of Delaware Press, 1982, pp. 178–203. Since this poem was originally published with others that were to be put to music, Levine’s detailed search for musical inspirations and derivations is entirely relevant.

Rutherford, Andrew, Byron: A Critical Study, Stanford University Press, 1961. Rutherford looks at Byron’s life and works simultaneously as a career, breaking it into two at the year 1817. Much of this complex work gives background that readers of this poem might find too detailed.

Wain, John, “The Search for Identity,” in Byron, edited by Paul West, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1963, pp. 157–70. The author examines the poet’s persona and the underlying psychology of his most famous works.

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