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Record Number: 2068


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Murray, 4 December 1813: 'I have redde through your Persian Tale - I have taken ye. liberty of making some remarks on ye. blank pages - there are many beautiful passages and an interesting story - and I cannot give a stonger proof that such is my opinion than by the date of the hour 2 o' clock. - till which it has kept me awake without a yawn ... the tale must be written by some one - who has been on the spot ... he deserves success. - Will you apologize to the author for the liberties I have taken with his M.S. ... '

Century:

Date:

4 Dec 1813

Country:

England

Time

morning
night

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:

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Persian Tale

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
lent by John Murray


Source Information:

Record ID:

2068

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

3

Page:

191-92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon, Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1974), 3, p. 191-92, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2068, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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