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Record 13443

Reading Experience:

'I have been reading the Duke of Rovigo - a fool, a Villain, and as dull as it is possible for any book to be about Buonaparte'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 5 Nov 1828
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bristol
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:Sydney Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Jun 1771
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Clergyman
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anne Jean Marie Rene Savary
Title: The Memoirs of the Duke of Rovigo
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published in both French and English in 1828
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13443  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Nowell C. Smith
  Title: The Letters of Sydney Smith
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: I
  Page: 482
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), I, p. 482,, accessed: 21 March 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Lady Holland



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