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Record Number: 14876


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It is one of the most extraordinary accidents in my life, and gives ground to think of Don Quixot's adventures how people may be surprized'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Until: 29 Nov 1667

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty

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:

Miguel de Cervantes

Title:

Don Quixote

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Pepys's copy published in Brussels, 1662, in Spanish

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14876

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

8

Page:

553

Additional Comments:

co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1970), 8, p. 553, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14876, accessed: 12 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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