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Record 2171

Reading Experience:

Byron recommends history books in letter to Annabella Milbanke, 25 August 1814: 'the best thing of that kind I met with by accident at Athens in a Convent Library in an old & not "very choice Italian" I forget the title -- but it was a history in some 30 tomes of all Conjurazioni whatsoever from Cataline's down to Fiesco of Lavagna's in Genoa -- and Braganza's in Lisbon -- I read it through (having nothing else to read) & having nothing to compare it withal thought it perfection.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1811
Country: Greece
Time: n/a
Place: city: Athens
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: Greece
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [history book]
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 2171  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 4
  Page: 161
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1975), 4, p. 161,, accessed: 21 July 2024

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