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Record 2476

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Byron to John Murray, 29 September 1820: '... on reading more of the 4 volumes on Italy [attacked by Byron in note to Marino Faliero] ... I perceive (horresco referens [Virgil, Aeneid II.204: "I shudder to recall"]) that it is written by a WOMAN!!!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Sep 1820
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ravenna
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Waldie
Title: Sketches Descriptive of Italy
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2476  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: 7
  Page: 183
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1977), 7, p. 183, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2476, accessed: 30 September 2022

Additional comments:

See also n.5 to this letter (p. 183 in source) and n. 1 to Byron to Murray, 8 September 1820 (p.173).

 

 

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