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Record Number: 26362


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Annabella was now [in 1812] reading Cowper's Iliad and annotating every second line; she was studying Alfieri with the family-solicitor's daughter; for relaxation condescending to Evelina. In Evelina she was disappointed [...] There was study of Southey, Wordsworth and Coleridge as well, for everyone was reading them'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1812 and 31 Dec 1812

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:

Anne Isabella Milbanke

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 May 1792

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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Homer

Title:

Iliad

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In translation by Cowper

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26362

Source:

Print

Author:

Ethel Colburn Mayne

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1929

Vol:

n/a

Page:

22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ethel Colburn Mayne, The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron (London, 1929), p. 22, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26362, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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