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Record 9279

Reading Experience:

'She read enormously, finding time and energy we wonder how. A list of her books makes the unregenerate blood run cold, though she did include some novels - Miss Edgeworth's and Beckford's sensation-making "Vathek", in which she detected the source of some passages in the Book of the Season, Lord Byron's "Childe Harold". "Childe Harold's" only rival in her poetic reading was "The Faerie Queene". That was a reckless undertaking for the height of the London season; she may not, like so many of us, have quite finished "The Faerie Queene".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1812 and 1 Oct 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:Anne Isabella (Annabella) Milbanke
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 17 May 1792
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
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: William Beckford
Title: Vathek
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9279  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ethel Colburn Mayne
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1969
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 28
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ethel Colburn Mayne, The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron (London, 1969), p. 28,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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