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Record Number: 10033


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'do you ever read the Augustan Review it is stupid though[underlined] it thinks me so - & yet be afraid I like it because it takes[?] the thing [Glenarvon] fairly & not as real characters[.] have you ever heard what he [presumably Lord Byron] said to Glenarvon ? I burn to know?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1816 and 31 Dec 1816

Country:

England

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:

Lady Caroline Lamb

Age:

n/a

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

socialite, novelist, influential member of the Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n?e Ponsonby



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Review of Glenarvon in the Augustan Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

3 (October 1816), pp. 350-54

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10033

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Title:

n/a

Location:

John Murray Archive

Call No:

Acc.12604/4144 B

Page/Folio:

unfoliated

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), John Murray Archive, p. Acc.12604/4144 B, p. unfoliated, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10033, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Lady Caroline's comments refer to the fact that the vast majority of her readers saw Glenarvon as little more than a thinly-veiled autobiography of her affair with Byron. Apparently The Augustan Review, in her mind, gave the book the more consideration. The word 'takes' is quite difficult to read. Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

   
   
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