The Unfathomable Byron


Corin Throsby writes for the Times Literary Supplement on the crafting of the mythological Lord Byron, whose death almost 200 years ago immediately prompted family, editors, publishers, and other writers to begin construction on the “real” Lord Byron, a figure that remains elusive to this day.

Michelle Vider is a writer based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Toast, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Atlas and Alice, Baldhip Magazine, and others. Find her at or @meanchelled. More from this author →