The Magic City

The Magic City

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Happy Birthday Lord Byron

Flamboyant. Passionate. Notorious. The original bad boy.

Today would have been Lord Byron's 226 birthday, but we still see his influences everywhere we look.

The Byronic hero is an irresistable archetype. The seductive, dark anti-hero steals our hearts. Despite his arrogance and self-destructive tendencies, we are drawn to his conflicted nature.

Jay Gastby. Jericho Barrons. Rhett Butler. Tony Stark. All flawed. All heartbreakers. All Byronic.

In celebration of the bad boys that we all love, share your favorite literary bad boy with us and tell us why.

Pleasure's a sin, and sometime's sin's a pleasure. -- Lord Byron (Don Juan)

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