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    Literary Vandalism

    17 may 1824 two bound volumes of Byrons memoirs
    were fed to the flames by John Murray... Byrons publisher

    He considered them too scandalous to publish
    It was a huge act of literary vandalism...

    Who knows what gems of information and gossip were
    contained in those writings.... alas we ll never know !

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    true, it's always a shame when (presumably) good literature is thrown to flames, but i believe that byron's strong points are in his intimate lyrical works, not the whole decadent, salon-frequenting, whoremonging lifestyle. maybe the writing really were just gossip. byron tended to hold grudges.

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