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Record Number: 2076


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 17 November 1813: 'I wish I could settle to reading again, - my life is monotonous, and yet desultory. I take up books, and fling them down again.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 17 Nov 1813 and 17 Nov 1813

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:

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:

[books]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2076

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:

209

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon, Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1974), 3, p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2076, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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