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Record 26450

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet, Countess Granville, to her sister Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 22 July 1819: 'I think parts of "Don Juan" more beautiful than anything he has written, some wit and a great deal of bad taste.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1819 and 22 Jul 1819
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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:Harriet Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: Don Juan
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26450  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 1
  Page: 141
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 141, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26450, accessed: 19 October 2019

Additional comments:

On 19 Jul 1819 Lady Granville had already written to her sister of 'a description of love by moonlight' in Canto I of Don Juan 'that beggars all praise' (see p.141 in source).

 

 

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