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Record Number: 27113


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Murray to Lord Byron (November 1813): 'I am so very anxious to procure the best criticism upon the "Bride [of Abydos]," that I ventured last night to introduce her to the protection of Mr. Frere. He has just returned, quite delighted; he read several passages to Mr. Heber as exquisitely beautiful. He says there is a simplicity running through the whole that reminds him of the ancient ballad. [...] I asked if it was equal to the "Giaour;" he said that the "Giaour" contained perhaps a greater number of splendid passages, but that the mind carries something to [italics]rest upon[end italics] after rising from the "Bride of Abydos." It is more perfect.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 30 Nov 1813

Country:

n/a

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:

Frere

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Title:

The Giaour

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1813

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27113

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

1

Page:

221

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 221, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27113, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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