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Record Number: 27197


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Cam Hobhouse to John Murray, 22 October 1821, prior to publications of Byron's plays Cain, The Two Foscari, and Sardanapalus: 'If it be not presumptuous of me to say so, I should venture to assert that tragedy-writing is not Lord Byron's forte; that is to say, it will not turn out to be the best thing that he can do. According to my poor way of thinking, the "Corsair" and the Fourth Canto [of "Childe Harold"] will always bear away the palm.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1812 and 22 Oct 1821

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:

John Cam Hobhouse

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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 Corsair

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published by John Murray

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27197

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:

425-426

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 425-426, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27197, accessed: 01 April 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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