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Orientalism in Lord Byron's Turkish Tales

"The Giaour" (1813), "The Bride of Abydos" (1813), "The Corsair" (1814) and "The Siege of Corinth" (1816)

By (author) Dr. A. R. Kidwai
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 1995
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773489886
ISBN-13: 9780773489882
Barcode No: 9780773489882
Synopsis
This study approaches Byron's Turkish Tales from within the field of Oriental perspective, contributing to the existing body of knowledge on the tradition of Orientalism in English literature. Byron's intimate grasp of the life of the Orient and his remarkable cross-cultural empathy and insights are pointed out in this in-depth study of his Oriental sources, diction, similes and characters. Moreover, the comparison of Byron's Orientalism with that of his contemporaries, such as Robert Southey and Thomas Moore, illustrates further why Byron stands out in his treatment of the Orient. The five appendices provide a valuable repository of data and more general information on the subject.

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