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Record Number: 2067


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to Zachary Macaulay (editor of the Christian Observer), 3 December 1813: 'Sir / - I have just finished the perusal of an article in the "Christian Observer" on ye. "Giaour." - You perhaps are unacquainted with ye. writer ... I only wish you would have the goodness to thank him very sincerely on my part for ye. pleasure ... which the perusal of a very able and I believe just criticism has afforded me. ... this is ye. first notice I have for some years taken of any public criticism good or bad in the way of either thanks or defence ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Dec 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 4 Bennet Street, St James's

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

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:

Various

Title:

Christian Observer

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

1813

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2067

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

3

Page:

189-90

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals, (London, 1974), 3, p. 189-90, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2067, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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