Byron and Hobby-O: Lord Byron’s Relationship with John Cam Hobhouse
Author: Peter Cochran
Date Of Publication: Jul 2010
Byron and Hobby-O is about the relationship between Byron and his supposed best friend, John Cam Hobhouse. It is the first full-length biographical study of Hobhouse in over fifty years, and is much franker and more intimate than anything preceding. It shows how, while the two men were initially collaborators and rivals, Byron rapidly outstretched Hobhouse in poetry, while Hobhouse, in the longer term, outstretched Byron in politics.
It shows how long acquaintance with the elusive and chameleonic Byron turned Hobhouse into a canter and humbug of the kind Byron hated, and concludes with an account of the first English invasion of Afghanistan, which Hobhouse initiated.
The book is based in part on long study of Hobhouse’s diary, much of which Peter Cochran has edited.
Peter Cochran edits the works and correspondence of Byron on the website of the International Byron Society. He has lectured on Byron all over the world, and has for Cambridge Scholars Publishing edited and written Byron and Orientalism, Byron at the Theatre, Byron in London, The Gothic Byron, “Romanticism” – and Byron, Byron and Bob, and Byron and Women [and men].
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