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Byron in GenevaThat Summer of 1816$
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David Ellis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316432

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317163

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A Narrow Escape

A Narrow Escape

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(p.52) 7 A Narrow Escape
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Byron in Geneva
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317163.009

Lord Byron arrived at the Hôtel d'Angleterre in Geneva in a not so discreet manner. Claire Clairmont quickly realised it, sending him a note after seeing his entry in the hotel register to say that she was sorry he had grown very old. Byron and John Polidori ran into the Shelley party, and Claire introduced her sister Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin's lover, Percy Bysshe Shelley, to her own. Byron then invited Shelley to dine with him, and that started a friendship between the two men. Shelley deeply admired Byron, whom he regarded as the greatest poet among his more immediate contemporaries.

Keywords:   Lord Byron, Hôtel d'Angleterre, Geneva, Claire Clairmont, Shelley party, John Polidori, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley

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