Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land




      Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land
One of our most accomplished literary artists, John Crowley imagines the novel the haunted Romantic poet Lord Byron never penned but very well might have Saved from destruction, read, and annotated by Byron s own abandoned daughter, Ada, the manuscript is rediscovered in our time and almost not recognized Lord Byron s Novel is the story of a dying daughter s attempt to understand the famous father she longed for and the young woman who, by learning the secret of Byron s manuscript and Ada s devotion, reconnects with her own father, driven from her life by a crime as terrible as any of which Byron himself was accused. Free Download [ Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land ] author [ John Crowley ] – heartforum.co.uk

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name See this thread forinformation.John Crowley was born in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1942 his father was then an officer in the US Army Air Corps He grew up in Vermont, northeastern Kentucky and for the longest stretch Indiana, where he went to high school and college He moved to New York City after college to make movies, and did find work in documentary films, an occupation he still pursues He published his first novel The Deep in 1975, and his 15th volume of fiction Endless Things in 2007 Since 1993 he has taught creative writing at Yale University In 1992 he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.His first published novels were science fiction The Deep 1975 and Beasts 1976 Engine Summer 1979 was nominated for the 1980 American Book Award it appears in David Pringle s 100 Best Science Fiction Novels.In 1981 came Little, Big, which Ursula Le Guin described as a book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy In 1980 Crowley embarked on an ambitious four volume novel, gypt, comprising The Solitudes originally published as gypt , Love Sleep, D monomania, and Endless Things, published in May 2007 This series and Little, Big were cited when Crowley received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature.He is also the recipient of an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant His recent novels are The Translator, recipient of the Premio Flaianno Italy , and Lord Byron s Novel The Evening Land, which contains an entire imaginary novel by the poet A novella, The Girlhood of Shakespeare s Heroines, appeared in 2002 A museum quality 25th anniversary edition of Little, Big, featuring the art of Peter Milton and a critical introduction by Harold Bloom, is in preparation NoteThe John Crowley who wrote Sans pines, la rose Tony Blair, un mod le pour l Europe is a different author with the same name website

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  • Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land
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  • 01 February 2019
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10 thoughts on “ Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land

  1. Eddie Watkins says:

    A fine and thoroughly disappointing novel.It is virtually devoid of the mystery and depth of meaning of Crowley s best novels, which I consider to be Little, Big and the Aegypt series Technically, it is a marvel, and the mock Byron novel is a rip roaring read, and even the email exchanges among the principal contemporary characters are interesting but the book as a whole is terribly predictable the Byron novel itself being predictably unpredictable Considering that the novel includes an A fine and thoroughly disappointing novel.It is virtually devoid of the mystery and depth of meaning of Crowley s best novels, which I consider to be Little, Big and the Aegypt series Technically, it is a marvel, and the mock Byron novel is a rip roaring read, and even the email exchanges among the principal contemporary characters a...

  2. Margaret says:

    What if George Gordon, Lord Byron, had written a novel He started one, of course, on that famous night in Italy with Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley, but quickly abandoned it Instead, John Crowley asks what if he d finished it, and it had come into the hands of his daughter, Ada, Countess of Lovelace Lord Byron s Novel is an intricately intertwined three part story Byron s novel, which we get in its entirety his daughter s annotations and notes and the researchers who discover the novel.For What if George Gordon, Lord Byron, had written a novel He started one, of course, on that famous night in Italy with Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley, but quickly abandoned ...

  3. James says:

    Took about 7 attempts to get in to this, glad I did The book is on three tracks Byron s novel, Ada s notes on Byron s novel, and modern readers working their way through both Once all three start gelling the pace picks up nicely, but the Byron novel is slow going even for folks like me who like the occasional Romantic novel and Crowley does Romantic Novel very well Extra points for having the modern protagonist being a lesbian and having that be only mildly relevant to the plot, and in no Took about 7 attempts to get in to this, glad I did The book is on three tracks Byron s novel, Ada s notes on Byron s novel, and modern readers working their way through both Once all three start gelling the pace picks up nicely, but the Byron novel is slow going even for folks like me who like the occasional Romantic novel and Crowley does Romantic No...

  4. Tim and Popie Stafford says:

    Crowley is a very inventive and interesting writer, and this novel is complicated in a way that demonstrates his strengths and weaknesses The plot revolves around a novel Byron wrote, thought to be destroyed, but actually encoded by his daughter in the hopes that it would survive It is found and decoded by some 21st century women So the book is part detective novel told through emails, mostly and part 19th century adventure novel the text of the discovered novel Very clever, and it kept Crowley is a very inventive and interesting writer, and ...

  5. Michael Battaglia says:

    I ve said variations of this before but its quite possible that if someone John Crowley conspired to have me kidnapped by Martians to work in their red dust mines, I d still be praising his writing to my fellow red dust miners While some books hit harder than others, there s a level of lyricism and thoughtfulness in each one that feels carefully considered He doesn t do anything for the heck of it, even if it involves extraterrestrial bodysnatching.This time out, and much like the last one I I ve said variations of this before but its quite possible that if someone John Crowley conspired to have me kidnapped by Martians to work in their red dust mines, I d still be praising his writing to my fe...

  6. Kiri says:

    I read this book ages ago and, coming across it again recently, decided to renew my acquaintance with it But 100 pages in, I m giving up The thesis is interesting a novel purportedly written by Lord Byron surfaces in modern times, along with notes for the manuscript written by his daughter Ada That s very cool, not only because the novel contents are entertainingly romantic, but Ada s annotations are informative, based on Byron s actual life, and a neat nod to Ada s efforts in writing I read this book ages ago and, coming across it again recently, decided to renew my acquaintance with it But 100 pages in, I m giving up The thesis is interesting a novel purportedly written by Lord Byron surfaces in modern times, along with notes for the manuscript written by his daughter Ada That s very cool, not only because the novel contents are entertainingly romantic, but Ada s annotations are informative, based on Byron s actual life, and a neat nod to Ada s efforts in writing Notes for Charles Babbage s writings Ada is a wonderful historical figure, and I enjoyed seeing fictional echoes of her here.What doesn t work, and is EXCEEDINGLY tedious, is the frame story about the modern characters who find the manuscri...

  7. Robin says:

    I started reading this book with great interest and then it just got confusing and boring and you know how I am with authors interjecting comments to the reader Mark Twain We have a story supposedly written by Lord Byron Manuscripts happened upon daughter Ada Lovelace who was to burn them but coded the whole novel into numbers so all was not to be lost then years into the future found again ofcourse , decoded and published This could almost be four stories The story. the novel is I started reading this book with great interest and then it just g...

  8. Bill says:

    way too boringI actually gave up half way through.

  9. Caitlin says:

    58 pages in and I just couldn t do it any I will commend the author on making the Byron segments as pretentious and ponderous as the real thing.

  10. Jack Deighton says:

    Lord Byron, of course, never wrote a novel except perhaps the beginnings of one Or, if he did, it is lost to the mists of time Crowley s conceit here is that Byron completed it, and that his daughter, Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, burned it due to her batty mother s insistence, but, before she did so, encrypted it in a series of numbers Those numbers have turned up in papers belonging to Viscount Ockham, Ada s son A website called strongwomanstory has gained access to Lord Byron, of course, never wrote a novel except perhaps the beginnings of one Or, if he did, it is lost to the mists of time Crowley s conceit here is that Byron completed it, and that his daughter, Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, burned it due to her batty mother s insistence, but, before she did so, encrypted it in a series of numbers Those numbers have turned up in papers belonging to Viscount Ockham, Ada s son A website called strongwomanstory has gained access to these and sent a reporter to look them over This aspect of Crowley s novel is related in a series of emails and letters between the reporter Smith and her mother Thea but expands to in...

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