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Liberty and Poetic LicenceNew Essays on Byron$
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Bernard Beatty, Tony Howe, and Charles Robinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235897

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315428

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Liberty and Poetic Licence
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Bernard Beatty

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0001

This introductory chapter examines Byron's thinking about liberty and licence It argues that Byron was acutely aware of a tradition of writing that had often made delicate calculations between licence and decorum. He consciously stood within this and invoked it as defence when attacked. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Byron, liberty, licence

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