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Record 4125

Reading Experience:

?In May 1820 Sheridan Knowles produced ?Virginius?. The extraordinary success of that play naturally excited Maturin?s curiosity, and he was impatient to read it. ? When ?Virginius? was first published, a friend of Maturin?s purchased a copy, with which he was so pleased that it always lay on his table and he constantly devoted hours of relaxation to its perusal.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Ireland
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:Charles Robert Maturin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1782
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Curate
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Sheridan Knowles
Title: Virginius
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1820
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4125  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1827
  Vol: XIX
  Page: 573-4
  Additional comments: Anonymous article 'Conversations with Maturin. N. 2', pp. 570-77.

Citation: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (1827), XIX, p. 573-4,, accessed: 31 May 2023

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