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Record Number: 25907


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Reading "La Petite Fadette" all day, and able to think of nothing else. Nothing learned today but the finish and passion of George Sand among French writers, and her sense of goodness among general thinkers.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

13 Sep 1856

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

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 Ruskin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

art critic and social critic

Religion:

Church of England (evangelical)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

La Petite Fadette

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25907

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Joan Evans

Title:

The diaries of John Ruskin

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1956

Vol:

2

Page:

521

Additional Comments:

continuous pagination through vols

Citation:

John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin, (Oxford, 1956), 2, p. 521, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25907, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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