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Featured Review: The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase the Year's Work in English Studies review of Peter Cochran’s title The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs: New and Unpublished Essays and Papers. The Year's Work in English Studies is the qualitative narrative bibliographical review of scholarly work on English language and literatures written in English. It is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind and the oldest evaluative work of literary criticism.

"The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is an invaluable collection of the late Peter Cochran’s essays and papers written over twenty years. An independent scholar, Cochran was a leading authority on Byron for decades, and many of these essays have not been published before or even heard in public. [...] The essay from which the book gets its title is a tour de force of documentation, detailing the way Byron’s Memoirs were destroyed days after his death was announced. Each essay in this collection benefits from Cochran’s interest in contemporary issues—from geopolitics to sexual politics. [...] The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs affords its readers an insight into the enormous importance of Cochran’s work to Byron studies over the years."

–Matthew Ward, The Year's Work in English Studies, 95: 1 (2016)

To find out more about The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs: New and Unpublished Essays and Papers, click here. To read the review in full, click here (p.713, requires subscription).

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