Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli

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Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli (1800–1873) was the married lover[1] of Lord Byron while he was living in Ravenna, Italy and writing the first five cantos of Don Juan.[2] She wrote the biographical account Lord Byron's Life in Italy.[3]

Alexandre Dumas included her as a minor character in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo using the disguised name "Countess G-". Lord Byron also used this shortened name in his journals.

See also: Origo, Iris. The Last Attachment: The Story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli. Helen Mane. 2000. 544p. ISBN 1885586-50-7

Soderholm, James,Editing his body: Teresa Guiccioli's transubstantiation of Byron. Nineteenth-century contexts, ISSN:0890-5495 1995 v.19 2 pp. 205 – 220

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  1. ^ http://www.bookdrum.com/books/disgrace/9780099289524/bookmarks-176-200.html
  2. ^ Susan J. Wolfson, Peter J. Manning (1996), Selected Poems By Lord George Gordon Byron, Penguin Classics, ISBN 978-0-14-042381-5 
  3. ^ Teresa Guiccioli (2005), Lord Byron's Life in Italy, University of Delaware Press, ISBN 978-0-87413-716-3