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Record Number: 24683


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The German book is getting praise rather than censure: I was about sending Alick a copy of the last Examiner Newspaper, where it was rather sensibly criticised. The man praises me for this and that: but then, it seems, I am terribly to blame for condemning Voltaire and the Sceptics!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 4 Feb 1827 and 17 Feb 1827

Country:

SCotland

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:

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:

Signed as 'Q'

Title:

Review of 'German Romance' by Thomas Carlyle

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

The Examiner dated 4 February 1827

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24683

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas 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:

4

Page:

190

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 190, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=24683, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC and Jane Welsh Carlyle (this section by TC) to Margaret A. Carlyle, dated 17 February 1827, written at 21 Comley Bank (their home). Pages 187-191 in this edition. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on the publication of the review and the date of this letter.

   
   
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