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Record 2268

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 31 March 1817: 'I have bought several books ... among others a complete Voltaire in 92 volumes -- whom I have been reading -- he is delightful but dreadfully inaccurate frequently.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1817 and 31 Mar 1817
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Venice
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Voltaire
Title: Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire. De L'Imprimerie de la Societe Litterarie Typographique
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, History, Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Kehl, 1785-1789
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2268  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1976
  Vol: 5
  Page: 199
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 5, p. 199,, accessed: 24 September 2023

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