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The Stowe-Byron Controversy

The Stowe-Byron Controversy

Update: 2020-02-033
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When Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote an exposé of Lord Byron's incestuous affair in 1869, it nearly destroyed The Atlantic Monthly, and threw the reputations of two literary icons into chaos. This is a story about 18th century scandal, cancel culture, and Bad Literary Men, that isn't so different from how these stories play out in our own time.

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GAlexSan

Fascinating history that is a good perspective to realize today is not necessarily hugely different from moments in the past.

Mar 2nd
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