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Record 2330

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Murray, 24 November 1818, thanking him for books sent (including new edition of Isaac Disraeli, "The Literary Character", in which marginal remarks from Byron in first edition quoted): 'It was not fair in you to show him [Disraeli] my copy of his former one, with all the marginal notes and nonsense made in Greece when I was not two-and-twenty, and which certainly were not meant for his perusal ... I have a great respect for Israeli [sic] and his talents, and have read his works over and over repeatedly ... I don't know a living man's books I take up so often, or lay down so reluctantly, as Israeli's [sic] ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1818 and 24 Nov 1818
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: Isaac Disraeli
Title: The Literary Character
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: second edition
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2330  
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: 6
  Page: 83-84
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 6, p. 83-84,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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