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Record 2068

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Murray, 4 December 1813: 'I have redde through your Persian Tale - I have taken ye. liberty of making some remarks on ye. blank pages - there are many beautiful passages and an interesting story - and I cannot give a stonger proof that such is my opinion than by the date of the hour 2 o' clock. - till which it has kept me awake without a yawn ... the tale must be written by some one - who has been on the spot ... he deserves success. - Will you apologize to the author for the liberties I have taken with his M.S. ... '
Date: 4 Dec 1813
Country: England
Time: morning
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:George Gordon, Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
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: unknown
Title: Persian Tale
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
lent by John Murray


Source Information:

Record ID: 2068  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: 3
  Page: 191-92
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon, Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1974), 3, p. 191-92,, accessed: 22 February 2024

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