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Record Number: 2290


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Murray, 12 October 1817: 'I heard Mr. Lewis translate verbally some scenes of Goethe's Faust ... last Summer ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1816 and 1 Oct 1816

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Venice

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Matthew Gregory Lewis

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Jul 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

George Gordon, Lord Byron


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Faust

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2290

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=2290, accessed: 06 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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