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Record 27392

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Gibson Lockhart to John Murray, 29 September 1829: 'Sir Walter [Scott] has just read the first 120 pages of Moore's "Life of Byron"; and he says they are charming, and not a syllable de trop.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1829 and 29 Sep 1829
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Moore
Title: Life of Byron
Genre: Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27392  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 2
  Page: 315-316
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 315-316, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27392, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

Scott had been asked to give an opinion on the text as a work in progress by its publisher, Murray; see p.315 in source.

 

 

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