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Record Number: 11486


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The colossal "Wallenstein" and Thekla the angelical, and Max her impetuous lofty-minded lover are all gone to rest; I have closed Schiller for a night; and what can I do better than chat for one short hour with my old, earliest friend?'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

16 Mar 1821

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Robertson's Lodgings, 16 Carnegie Street

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:

Friedrich Schiller

Title:

Wallenstein

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11486

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:

343

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. 343, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11486, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Robert Mitchell, dated 16th March 1821. Pages 343-345 in this edition.

   
   
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