"He has told them to read 'Lara'."




Lara, a Tale was written by Byron in 1814. It concerns the return of the mysterious Count Lara to his ancestral home from overseas. 

In Disgrace, David likens the outsider, Lara, to the figure of Lucifer, the fallen angel. For centuries, the story of Lucifer and how he was banished from the kingdom of heaven after he challenged the power of the Lord has been told. He has often been used in works of fiction to convey a certain message. 

In John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost, in which he explores the fall of man, Lucifer figures prominenetly.