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Byron's late poem The Island: or, Christian and His Comrades (1823) has not proven especially congenial to modern sensibility; relatively little has been written about it, and most critics have tended to dismiss it as a regrettable episode in the Romantic idealization of the Noble Savage .
©1992 The Johns Hopkins University Press
Copyright ©1992 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in ELH, Volume 59, Issue 4, Winter, 1992, pages 839-856.