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Record Number: 11295


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I think of putting this letter in the post-office to night. My hour's since morning have been spent in reading Ariosto and "Six weeks at Longs." The latter end of this day will thus be better than the beginning.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Aug 1820

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning

Place:

city: Mainhill, near Ecclefechan

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ludovico Ariosto

Title:

Orlando Furioso

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11295

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

268

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 268, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11295, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Thomas Murray, dated 4th August 1820, written at Mainhill. Pages 266 - 268 in this edition. No editor's notes are given but likely that he is referring to Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.

   
   
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