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Record Number: 1731


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'in 1804 [Robert] Southey noted that Hartley Coleridge "never has read, nor will read, beyond Robinson's departure from the island."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1796 and 31 Dec 1804

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:

Hartley Coleridge

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1796

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

unknown

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:

Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, written by himself

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1731

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815, (Cambridge, 1995), p. 72, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1731, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

From entry 131 in Wu (1995); quotation from John Wood Warter, ed., Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey (4 vols, 1856) 1:312.

   
   
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