Lady Byron Vindicated

Harriet Beecher STOWE (1811 - 1896)

In 1869, the Atlantic published Stowe's article, The True Story Of Lady Byron's Life, a brief exposé of the famous poet Lord Byron's sordid private life which had led to a separation from his wife and drove him out of England, as told to her by Lady Byron herself before her death. Stowe wrote this article long after Lady Byron's death, when Lady Byron‘s impeccable reputation was being smeared across Europe by Byron's influential literary friends, and her trustees were doing nothing to defend her. Criticism against the article raged in the American and European press and damaged the Atlantic's circulation, but Stowe remained confident, and the following year, she expanded her article into this full-length exposé. Sprinkled throughout with Byron's biting poetry, Lady Byron's and other notable correspondence, and Stowe's outrage at the way women were belittled and treated as property during the Victorian period, the invectives in this book are, even by modern standards, intense! (Summary by Michele Fry, Soloist)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1.1 Publisher's Preface, and Part 1, Chapter 1, Introduction Michele Fry
00:10:22
Play 02 1.2.1 The Attack On Lady Byron, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:40:17
Play 03 1.2.2 The Attack On Lady Byron, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:40:54
Play 04 1.3 Resume' Of The Conspiracy Michele Fry
00:12:02
Play 05 1.4.1 Results After Lord Byron's Death, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:34:40
Play 06 1.4.2 Results After Lord Byron's Death, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:34:39
Play 07 1.4.3 Results After Lord Byron's Death, Part 3 Michele Fry
00:23:05
Play 08 1.5.1 The Attack On Lady Byron's Grave, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:26:25
Play 09 1.5.2 The Attack On Lady Byron's Grave, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:28:33
Play 10 2.1 Lady Byron As I Knew Her Michele Fry
00:37:55
Play 11 2.2 Lady Byron's Story As Told To Me Michele Fry
00:29:29
Play 12 2.3.1 Chronological Summary Of Events, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:25:32
Play 13 2.3.2 Chronological Summary Of Events, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:25:40
Play 14 2.4 The Character of the Two Witnesses Compared Michele Fry
00:29:51
Play 15 2.5.1 The Direct Argument To Prove The Crime, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:26:59
Play 16 2.5.2.The Direct Argument To Prove The Crime, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:24:52
Play 17 2.6 Physiological Argument Michele Fry
00:26:15
Play 18 2.7 How Could She Love Him? Michele Fry
00:14:27
Play 19 2.8 Conclusion Michele Fry
00:07:26
Play 20 3.1.1 The True Story Of Lady Byron's Life, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:36:19
Play 21 3.1.2 The True Story Of Lady Byron's Life, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:25:18
Play 22 3.1.3 The True Story Of Lady Byron's Life, Part 3 Michele Fry
00:27:47
Play 23 3.2 Lord Lindsay's Letter to "The London Times" Michele Fry
00:19:55
Play 24 3.3 Dr. Forbes Winslow's Letter to "The London Times" Michele Fry
00:06:49
Play 25 3.4 Extract From Lord Byron's Expunged Letter To Murray Michele Fry
00:02:43
Play 26 3.5 Extracts From "Blackwood's Magazine" Michele Fry
00:16:34
Play 27 3.6 Letters of Lady Byron to H. C. Robinson Michele Fry
00:18:04
Play 28 3.7 Domestic Poems by Lord Byron: Fare Thee Well, A Sketch, Lines Michele Fry
00:13:39