Lord George Byron
The life history of Lord George Byron could have fit any number of themes written by Shakespeare, Goethe, or Cervantes. But Lord Byron was not a fictional character. His life was real, Like the fictional Faust, Byron was born into a crumbling culture brimming with hypocrisy and grave injustices. Rumblings of a revolution on France made life among the British Isles uneasy for those of power and position. Lord Byron’s restless spirit knew little peace, suffering as a child, a youth, and then a young adult. He thus turned to writing to express and deal with his painful perceptions. As he grew in maturity and talent, Lord Byron became a voice for freedom, using much of his writing to satirize the corruptions of the day. The force of Byron’s poetry served to cleanse the culture and influence for the better the morals of the time.
Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff (articles on most of those who appeared)