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Record Number: 2454


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Murray, 22 July 1820, about books received: 'the diary of an Invalid good and true bating a few mistakes about "Serventismo" which no foreigner can understand ... without residing years in the country. -- I read that part (translated that is) to some of the Ladies in the way of knowing how far it was accurate and they laughed particularly at the part where he says that "they must not have children by their lover" ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1820 and 22 Jul 1820

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ravenna

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:

Italy

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

"Ladies"


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Matthews

Title:

Diary of an Invalid

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

2454

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

7

Page:

138

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals, (London, 1977), 7, p. 138, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2454, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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