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Record Number: 14393


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'So home to supper, and to read the book I bought yesterday of the Turkish Policy, which is a good book, well writ; and so owned by Dr Clerke yesterday to me, commending it mightily to me for my reading as the only book of that subject that ever was writ, yet so designedly.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

9 Apr 1667

Country:

England

Time

evening: before bed

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admirality, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Paul Rycault

Title:

The present state of the Ottoman empire

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1667

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14393

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

8

Page:

159

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1974), 8, p. 159, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14393, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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