Lord Byron was a Romantic poet. He came to be regarded as the very incarnation of the Romantic Movement. The present book opens with introduction of literary orientalism in general and Byron’s Orientalism in particular. Though Oriental literally indicates the geographical realm but in the case of Byron it stands for Islamic culture and tradition in his day. Byron was an avid reader of Oriental works. Therefore, the Oriental material in his works demonstrates his wide and varied knowledge of Oriental history and legends.
Since Literary Orientalism has not been a largely acknowledge field of study, the present work brings into sharper focus Byron’s cross-cultural encounters, as reflected in his poetry. An attempt is made to study critically Lord Byron’s Literary Orientalism. This work will prove highly rewarding for the students of English Literature and cultural studies in general and of Byron in particular.