A lower priced version of this book is available
Save £7.71 (37%) by choosing the Kindle Edition.
Kindle price
Hardcover price

Save <span class="a-color-price">£7.71 (37%)</span> by choosing the Kindle Edition. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Lady Byron and Her Daught... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Lady Byron and Her Daughters Hardcover – 13 Oct 2015

4.3 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£7.67 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Only on Amazon: One product for every need Only on Amazon: New Releases

Product details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition (13 Oct. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780393082685
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393082685
  • ASIN: 0393082687
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


"What a lively and captivating story! Julia Markus's reappraisal of Byron's much-maligned wife shows a talented, generous woman who played a vital role in the life of her times." -- Lynne Sharon Schwartz, author of The Writing on the Wall "It is Julia Markus's peculiar gift to rescue great 'lesser lives' of the English Romantic period from undeserved oblivion... To the delight of her devoted readership, Markus has done it again...the book is a treat from start to finish." -- Vivian Gornick, author of The Odd Woman and the City "Julia Markus paints a fascinating portrait of a woman who lived an enormously useful life-rich in detail, brilliantly researched, witty, and insightful." -- Miriam Levine, author of Devotion: A Memoir "I feel as if I'm getting acquainted with Lady Byron for the first time. Julia Markus's interpretation is engaging, accessible, and compassionate." -- Peter Graham, author of Don Juan and Regency England "No one tells a story like Julia Markus... A joy to read and often hilariously funny, the book brilliantly braids together literature, history, and psychology." -- Patricia Cronin, author of Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found, A Catalogue Raisonne "A genuine contribution to Byron studies... Markus brings perspective to Lady Byron's scandalous marriage, to her relationship with daughter Ada, computer science pioneer, to luminaries such as Charles Babbage, Walter Scott, Queen Victoria, as well as to escaped American slaves... A refreshing portrait of a talented human being complete with her accomplishments and disappointments." -- Arnold Anthony Schmidt, author of Byron and the Rhetoric of Italian Nationalism "Cheers to Julia Markus for rescuing Lady Byron from two centuries of ignominy. She portrays her fascinating cast of characters and their era with style and verve." --Alix Kates Shulman, author of To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

"Markus writes with commendable authority..."

--Literary Review

"...[a] lucid biography..."


"The book presents a firm case against history's 'overwhelming devotion to male genius' and gives Lady Byron the attention she deserves." --Country Life

About the Author

Julia Markus, the author of three acclaimed biographies, is the director of creative writing and a professor of English at Hofstra University. She lives in New York City.

5 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-5 of 5 reviews

27 November 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
13 January 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
29 April 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
29 October 2017
Format: Hardcover
22 October 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?