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Record Number: 26067


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read end of Charles Dickens' "American Readings, &c; dreadful beyond words.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

15 May 1874

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Rome

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:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

American Notes

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26067

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Joan Evans

Title:

The diaries of John Ruskin

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1956

Vol:

3

Page:

789

Additional Comments:

pagination continuous throughout vols

Citation:

John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin, (Oxford, 1956), 3, p. 789, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26067, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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