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Record Number: 8630


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


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, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8630, accessed: 23 June 2024


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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