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The Byronic Hero

Types and Prototypes

Author:

Peter L. Thorslev Jr.

The Byronic Hero
The Byronic Hero

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The Byronic Hero

Peter L. Thorslev, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Byronic Hero

CONTENTS

Introduction

i Our Last Great Age of Heroes

PART ONE. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY HERO TYPES

ii The Child of Nature
111 The Hero of Sensibility: Man of Feeling or Gloomy Egoist 3
iv The Gothic Villain

PART TWO. ROMANTIC HERO TYPES

v The Noble Outlaw
vi Faust
v 11 Cain and Ahasuerus 9
vni Satan and Prometheus

PART THREE. BYRONIC HEROES

i x Childe Harold 12
x Four Turkish Tales
x i Two Metaphysical Dramas 16
x 11 The Byronic Hero and Heroic Tradition 18

NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX

INDEX