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Record 27172

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Murray to Byron, 4 January 1816: 'Nothing can be more interestingly framed and more interestingly told than this story [Parisina] [...] I read it last night to D'Israeli and his family, and they were perfectly overcome by it [comments further on text].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Jan 1816
Country: England
Time: evening
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:John Murray
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Publisher
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Isaac D'Israeli and family,
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: Parisina
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27172  
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: 359
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 359, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27172, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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