(BYRON, George Noel Gordon, Baron) CHEW, Samuel C.
Byron in England: his fame and after-fame. FIRST EDITION. John Murray. 1924
Half title, front. port., bibliog., 6pp ads. Orig. green cloth; repaired tears at head of spine, traces of cellophane wraps attached to e.ps. Bookplate of Doris Langley Moore and signature "Centenary week", April 1924.
¶Chew's meticulously researched work is an invaluable bibliographic companion for anyone contemplating the world of Byroniana. He considers the whole gamut of Byron's career, from 'the morning of fame', and the reception of his most celebrated works, to the decline of Byronism, and its subsequent revival. Through a detailed account of the vast swathes of literature that have focussed on Byron, Chew has produced an important 'history of a great writer's fame and after-fame, of the changes and fluctuations in critical estimates of his achievements ...'.