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Record Number: 20666


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I imagine "Glenarvon" has lost much of its merit in your eyes from not being acquainted with the different persons intended to be portrayed. Many characters are drawn I think full as well as the Princess of Madagascar. The circle at Lady Oxford's is surely well drawn and faithful; Buchanan, Sir Godfrey Webster - and even Lady Byron's own character is not ill done. The letter is an original, the signature alone different, and I am a firm believer in the whole history as far as relates to Calantha and "Glenarvon". He did not quit her until he was tired, and the letter was actually sealed with Lady Oxford's seal and directed in her hand writing'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 26 Aug 1816

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Great Russell St

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:

Anne Romilly

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Garbett



Text Being Read:

Author:

Caroline Lamb

Title:

Glenarvon

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20666

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Romilly

Editor:

Samuel Henry Romilly

Title:

Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

152-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 152-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20666, accessed: 21 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Date of birth a guess: AR was married in Jan 1798, aged about 24

   
   
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