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Record Number: 30198


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lunched with Ralph [Milbanke]. He has decided at last to publish the great Byron secret, and has drawn up the case against Byron and Mrs. Leigh in the form of a book called "Astarte." This is very ably done, but to my mind is marred by an introduction violently attacking Murray, the publisher, with whom he has quarrelled over Murray's recent edition of Byron's Works. I shall endeavour to get him to modify this; indeed, I think the whole thing might without much injustice to Lady Byron's memory be let to sleep. It is an ugly story, however told.''

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1902 and 6 May 1902

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:

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 Aug 1840

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Poet

Religion:

n/a

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:

Ralph Milbanke

Title:

Astarte: A Fragment of Truth Concerning Lord Byron

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

Presumably in manuscript copy supplied by author. The book was eventually published in 1905.

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

30198

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Editor:

n/a

Title:

My Diaries: Being a Personal Narrative of Events, 1888-1914

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1920

Vol:

2

Page:

23

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, My Diaries: Being a Personal Narrative of Events, 1888-1914, (London, 1920), 2, p. 23, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30198, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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