The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 16

The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 16 : A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics; July, 1865 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 16: A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics; July, 1865 If we turn from Alcibiades the poli tician to Byron the poet, we have a no less memorable instance of intel lectual power early linked with moral perversity and completely bewitched and bedevilled by presumptuous ego tism. What, in consequence, was his career? Petulant, passionate, self-will ed, impatient of all external direction, the slave and victim of the moment's impulse, yet full of the energies and visions of genius, this arrogant strip ling passes by quick leaps from boy hood into the vices of age, and, after a short experience of the worst side of life, comes out a scofl'er and a misan' thrope, fills the world with his gospel of desperation and despair, and, after preaching disgust of existence and con tempt of mankind as the wisdom glean ed from his excesses, he dies, worn out and old, at thirty-six. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 776 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 39mm | 1,021g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1333178662
  • 9781333178666