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Record 24622

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Lord Lyndhurst to Lord Strangford [1854]: 'I never hear Disraeli speak in any way unfriendly of [John Wilson] Croker, and was very much surprised and annoyed when I read "Coningsby," and was told that one of the characters was meant to represent him. Disraeli never spoke to me upon the subject. 'I think the biography [of Disraeli] is a very blackguard publication, and written in a very blackguard style. I don't know who Mr. Vernon-Harcourt is, though I read last year a pamphlet written by him, attacking Lord Derby somewhat in a similar manner, but with more scanty materials.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1853 and 31 Dec 1854
Country: n/a
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:Lord Lyndhurst
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Macknight
Title: Benjamin Disraeli: A Biography
Genre: Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1853
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24622  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis J. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 3
  Page: 307-308; 308
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830 (London, 1884), 3, p. 307-308; 308, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24622, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:

Vernon-Harcourt widely supposed to be author of Disraeli biography; see note on p.308 in source.

 

 

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