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Record 27149

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Murray to his wife, 15 August 1814: 'I have got [for publication] at last Mr. Eagle's "Journal of Penrose, the Seaman" [...] Lord Byron sent me word this morning by letter (for he borrowed the MS. last night): "Penrose is most amusing. I never read so much of a book at one sitting in my life. he kept me up half the night, and made me dream of him the other half. It has all the air of truth, and is most entertaining and interesting in every point of view."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1814 and 15 Aug 1814
Country: n/a
Time: night
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
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: Eagle
Title: Journal of Penrose, the Seaman
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27149  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 1
  Page: 247-248
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 247-248, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27149, accessed: 25 July 2024

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