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Record Number: 1484


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to William Wordsworth, 23 April 1812: 'John is certainly much quicker in reading than he was. He has read very hard and taken up the Book frequently himself - this with the hope of getting into his new history of England when he has finished Robinson Crusoe.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1812 and 30 Apr 1812

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

John Wordsworth

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1803

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

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:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

Robinson Crusoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1484

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

5-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811, (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 5-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1484, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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