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Record 26397

Reading Experience:

'Early in 1831 there is the following entry in a diary [of Lady Byron's]: "Read to Ada the beautiful lines on Greece in The Giaour, the Fare thee well, and the Satire. With the first she was highly pleased, from its [italics]effusion-of-feeling[end italics] character; the 2nd she thought laboured and inferior in pathos; the 3rd very amusing though very unlike the person." This disproves once for all the legend invented by Teresa Guiccioli [Byron's last mistress] that Ada never heard of her father's poetry until a year before she died in 1852!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1831 and 30 Jun 1831
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:Anne Isabella Lady Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 17 May 1792
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Ada Byron (reader and text author's daughter, b. 1815)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: The Giaour
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26397  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ethel Colburn Mayne
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1929
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 325
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ethel Colburn Mayne, The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron (London, 1929), p. 325,, accessed: 19 July 2024

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