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Record Number: 2291


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Murray, 12 October 1817: 'Of the Prometheus of AEschylus I was passionately fond as a boy - (it was one of the Greek plays we read thrice a year at Harrow) ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Harrow School

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

child; later writer

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Aeschylus

Title:

Prometheus

Genre:

Classics, Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2291

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1976

Vol:

5

Page:

268

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals, (London, 1976), 5, p. 268, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2291, accessed: 15 December 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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