Peter Manning is the author of Byron and his Fictions and of Reading Romantics, and of numerous essays on the poetry and prose of the British Romantic period. He is the co-editor, with Susan Wolfson, of The Romantics and Their Contemporaries, vol. 2A of The Longman Anthology of British Literature (5th edition, 2012), and of the Penguin editions of Lord Byron: Selected Poems and Lord Byron: Don Juan (ed. Steffan, Steffan, and Pratt; updated and revised, with a new introduction by Wolfson and Manning). He is Professor of English at Stony Brook University.