Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Ralph M. Wardle
In the year 1818 when George Gordon, Lord Byron set himself the task of finding a hero for his forthcoming poem, he significantly enough chose the legendary Spaniard Don Juan. Here he was dealing with a character who has stood the test of time, having been a popular favorite for at least two-hundred years before Byron wrote. Here, too, he was working with a character who, by his notorious conduct, must have endeared himself to Byron.
Gatz, Marlene, "The women in Byron's "Don Juan"" (1964). Student Work. 3192.
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