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Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend$
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Moyra Haslett

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198184324

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.001.0001

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The Political Implications of a Don Juan

The Political Implications of a Don Juan

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(p.133) 3 The Political Implications of a Don Juan
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Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend
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Moyra Haslett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0004

This chapter examines the extent to which Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan was seen to be politically subversive and the extent to which the Don Juan legend made it so. The allusive appeal of the poem to the upper and lower classes was attributed to its invocation of specific class configurations and to its politics, which were not solely sexual. The poem was also placed in the unusual position of having attracted just about the only readers which it ostensibly neglected to address, the working class.

Keywords:   Don Juan, Lord Byron, epic poem, political implications, sexual politics, social classes, working class

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