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Record Number: 11489


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Those latter volumes of the Allemagne will perplex you, I fear. The third in particular is very mysterious; now and then quite absurd. Do not mind it much.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 28 Jun 1821

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Anne Louise Germaine de Sta?l-Holstein

Title:

De l'Allemagne

Genre:

Fiction, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1810

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11489

Source:

Print

Author:

tThomas 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:

367

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

tThomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 367, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11489, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Jane Baillie Welsh, dated 28th June 1821, written at Edinburgh. Pages 367 in this edition. It seems likely that JBW also read the book on Carlyle's recommendation, based on her reply of 6th July to him, in which she returned the books.

   
   
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