Byron's Letters and Journals

edited by Leslie A. Marchand.Harvard, $13.50. Volume 9, “In The Wind’s Eye,” is even more varied, amusing, exasperated, and intelligent than its predecessors, which is a large claim but justified. The more one sees of Byron, the more admirable he becomes. One envies those American callers he always received because “these transatlantic visits . . . make me feel as if talking with Posterity from the other side of the Styx; —in a century or two the new English & Spanish Atlantides will be masters of the old Countries. . . .” Notes, appendixes, index.