By Clara Tuite
The Regency interval more often than not, and the aristocrat-poet Lord Byron specifically, have been infamous for scandal, however the historic conditions of this phenomenon haven't begun to be appropriately analysed. Lord Byron and Scandalous superstar explores Byron's famous person character within the literary, social, political and ancient contexts of Regency Britain and post-Napoleonic Europe that produced it. Clara Tuite argues that the Byronic enigma that so forced modern audiences - and provoked such controversy with its magnificent Romantic Satanism - may be understood via 'scandalous celebrity', a brand new kind of ambivalent status that mediates among notoriety and standard varieties of heroic renown. analyzing Byron along modern figures together with Caroline Lamb, Stendhal, Napoleon Bonaparte and Lord Castlereagh, Tuite illuminates the imperative position performed via Byron within the literary, political and sexual scandals that mark the Regency as an essential interval of social transition and emergent megastar tradition.