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Record 8630

Reading Experience:

'Childe Harold I have read your Book & cannot refrain from telling you that I think it & all those whom I live with & whose opinions are far more worth having--think it beautiful.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1812 and 9 Mar 1812
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Lady Caroline Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: socialite, novelist, influential member of the Whig political elite
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Title: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1st edition, 1812
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8630  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)
  Editor: Paul Douglass
  Title: The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 77
  Additional comments: unsigned letter to Byron dated 9 March 1812.

Citation: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), Paul Douglass (ed.), The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb (New York, 2006), n/a, p. 77,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:

John Murray gave Lady Caroline an advance copy of Childe Harold. The letter quoted is the first Lady Caroline wrote to Bryon.



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