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Record 2688

Reading Experience:

Byron to Augusta Leigh, 12 December 1822, on the inspiration for his play Werner: 'The Story "the German's tale" [in Sophia and Harriet Lee's Canterbury Tales] from which I took it [ha]d a strange effect upon me when I read it as a boy -- and it has haunted me ever since -- from some singular conformity between it & my ideas.'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
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:George Gordon Lord Byron
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Child; later poet
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Harriet Lee
Title: The German's Tale
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In The Canterbury Tales (authored with Sophia Lee)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2688  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 10
  Page: 55
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1980), 10, p. 55,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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