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John William Polidori

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


Physician and writer. The son of an Italian translator, he was educated at Ampleforth before taking an Edinburgh medical degree at the age of 19. In 1816 he was ...


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in Byron in Geneva

May 2011; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 3799 words.

Lord Byron's late arrival in Geneva was not in accord with his habitual, temperamental preference for a leisurely mode of travel. The Shelley party took the direct route to Switzerland by...

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