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Record 2276

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Byron to John Murray, 9 April 1817: 'I will tell you something about [The Prisoner of] Chillon. -- A Mr. De Luc ninety years old -- a Swiss -- had it read to him & is pleased with it -- so my Sister writes. -- He said that he was with Rousseau at Chillon -- & that the description is perfectly correct ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Dec 1817
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 reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Listener:John Andre de Luc
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1727
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: (former) Reader to Queen Charlotte
Religion: Unknown
Country of origin: Switzerland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: The Prisoner of Chillon
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1816
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2276  
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: 209
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 5, p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2276, accessed: 27 September 2022

Additional comments:

See note 2 to this letter on p.209 of source.

 

 

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