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Record 2273

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Murray, 2 April 1817, having observed upon preservation of black veil over Falieri's picture, and the staircase on which he was beheaded at the Doge's Palace, Venice: 'This was the thing that first struck my imagination in Venice ... more ... than Schiller's "Armenian" -- a novel which took great hold of me when a boy -- it is also called the "Ghost Seer" ..."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:George Gordon Lord Byron
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Poet
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: Johan Christoph von Schiller
Title: Geisterseher
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In translation by W. Bender as The Armenian, or the Ghost-seer (1800)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2273  
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: 203
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 5, p. 203,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

Further information on edition read from note 3 to this letter on p.203 of source.



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