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Record 2598

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 28 January 1821 entry: 'Past Midnight. One o' the clock. I have been reading W[ilhelm]. F[riedrich]. S[chlegel] ... till now, and I can make out nothing ... [two paragraphs later] Continuing to read Mr. F[rederick] S[chlegel]. He is not such a fool as I took him for ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 28 Jan 1821 and 29 Jan 1821
Country: Italy
Time: night
Place: city: Ravenna
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:George Gordon Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Title: History of Literature
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Byron was probably reading translation published Edinburgh, 1818.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2598  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 8
  Page: 38
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1978), 8, p. 38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2598, accessed: 09 December 2019

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