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Record Number: 27392


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Gibson Lockhart to John Murray, 29 September 1829: 'Sir Walter [Scott] has just read the first 120 pages of Moore's "Life of Byron"; and he says they are charming, and not a syllable de trop.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1829 and 29 Sep 1829

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Moore

Title:

Life of Byron

Genre:

Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27392

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:

2

Page:

315-316

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 315-316, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27392, accessed: 27 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Scott had been asked to give an opinion on the text as a work in progress by its publisher, Murray; see p.315 in source.

   
   
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