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Record Number: 2227


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to Augusta Leigh, 20 September 1816 ("Alpine Journal"), on evening arrival at inn: 'nine o clock -- going to bed ... women gabbling below -- read a French translation of Schiller ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Sep 1816

Country:

Switzerland

Time

evening

Place:

n/a

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:

Switzerland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Christoph von Schiller

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

In French translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2227

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:

100

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals, (London, 1976), 5, p. 100, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2227, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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