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Record Number: 6680


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In conformity with ancient custom, I ought now to transmit you some account of my studies- But I have too much conscience to dilate upon this subject. Besides, it is not so easy to criticise the brilliant work of Madame de Stael-considerations sur quelques evenemen[t]s de la revolution - as to tell you, what I learnt from a small Genevese attending Jameson's class, that she was very ugly and very immoral- yet had fine eyes, and was very kind to the poor people of Coppet & the environs.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 27 Nov 1818 and 8 Jan 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Anne Louise Germaine de Sta?l-Holstein

Title:

Considerations Sur La Revolution Francaise

Genre:

History, Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London and Paris 1818 (editor's note)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6680

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, South Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

162

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, South Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 162, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6680, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Robert Mitchell dated 15th January 1819, written at Edinburgh. Pages 159-163 in this edition. Refer also RED ref 6678 for previous reference to this work - dates of experience are an estimate based on a previous reference to another work in the list of that letter.

   
   
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