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Record Number: 27172


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Murray to Byron, 4 January 1816: 'Nothing can be more interestingly framed and more interestingly told than this story [Parisina] [...] I read it last night to D'Israeli and his family, and they were perfectly overcome by it [comments further on text].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Jan 1816

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

John Murray

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Publisher

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Isaac D'Israeli and family,


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Title:

Parisina

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27172

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:

359

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 359, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27172, accessed: 19 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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