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Rose Lerner

I love books! I also write them. FYI: I use this space for recs of books I wholeheartedly love only. My recs are honest, but I have social relationships with some of the romance authors whose books I rec. 

Byron's Romantic Celebrity: Industrial Culture and the Hermeneutic of Intimacy - Tom Mole This book was fascinating from start to finish, talking about the ways Byron's celebrity was made possible by advances in printing and engraving technology and the spread of printed information around Britain, and also how Byron worked to create an author-focused brand and an illusion of intimacy between himself and the reader. I was hoping for more specific information on the form taken by Byron fandom, but that certainly wasn't a flaw in the book.

A word of warning--lots of theory and academic-speak in this one, but in what I thought was a very readable and approachable manner.