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Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826Rewriting Conquest$
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Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638680

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.001.0001

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Lord Byron’s ‘South American Project:’ Aristocratic Radicalism and the Question of Venezuelan Settlement

Lord Byron’s ‘South American Project:’ Aristocratic Radicalism and the Question of Venezuelan Settlement

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(p.158) Chapter Five Lord Byron’s ‘South American Project:’ Aristocratic Radicalism and the Question of Venezuelan Settlement
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Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826
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Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.003.0006

This chapter discusses Lord Byron's letters of 1819–23, the later sections of Don Juan, and the anti-imperialist poems The Age of Bronze and The Island. It investigates Byron's main motivations for relocating to Venezuela, and considers the significance of his choice to sail for military service in Greece. It emphasizes Byron's longing for a sense of national belonging and domestic stability, which is reflected in his letters. The chapter also tries to explain why Byron decided to move into a land during the onset of a revolution and devoted himself to active service in the Greek revolution.

Keywords:   Lord Byron, anti-imperialist poems, military service, Greek revolution, national belonging, domestic stability

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