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Record 11831

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'My library book now is "Byron in Italy" by Peter Quennell. I have not read much of Byron's poetry for many, many years. You probably remember the large volume of his work in C.V. with its voluptuous illustrations. I had that, but it has vanished with all my other books which were taken to Marten by my family. The book I am now looking at does not impress me with the bits of verse it quotes. I suppose that Byron could rhyme "beautiful" and "full" and "annul" and get away with it, but they don't seem to be right to me. I expect that he wrote "Don Juan" from his own experiences.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun 1942 and 30 Jun 1942
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Peter Quennell
Title: Byron in Italy
Genre: Fiction, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11831  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 20, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk ,

Citation: File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 20, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11831, accessed: 13 June 2024

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