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Record Number: 2458


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to Countess Teresa Guiccioli, on current reading habits, 24 July 1820 (translated from Italian): 'I like sometimes to read one book and sometimes another, a few pages at a time -- and change frequently ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1820 and 24 Jul 1820

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ravenna

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:

Italy

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:

2458

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

7

Page:

141

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1977), 7, p. 141, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2458, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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