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Record Number: 2171


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron recommends history books in letter to Annabella Milbanke, 25 August 1814: 'the best thing of that kind I met with by accident at Athens in a Convent Library in an old & not "very choice Italian" I forget the title -- but it was a history in some 30 tomes of all Conjurazioni whatsoever from Cataline's down to Fiesco of Lavagna's in Genoa -- and Braganza's in Lisbon -- I read it through (having nothing else to read) & having nothing to compare it withal thought it perfection.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1811

Country:

Greece

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Athens

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:

Greece

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[history book]

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

2171

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

4

Page:

161

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1975), 4, p. 161, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2171, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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