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Record Number: 7199


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Came home and copied Goethe's discourse on Shakespeare. Read, at dinner, his wonderful observations on Spinoza. Particularly struck with the beautiful modesty of the passage in which he says he cannot presume to say that he thoroughly understands Spinoza. After coffee read aloud G's M.S. of the Leipsic and beginning of the Strasburg Period. G. finished Lear - sublimely powerful!'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

24 Dec 1854

Country:

Germany

Time

afternoon: at dinner

Place:

city: Berlin

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:

George Eliot [pseud]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Nov 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

[on Spinoza]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7199

Source:

Print

Author:

George Eliot [pseud]

Editor:

Margaret Harris

Title:

The Journals of George Eliot

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

40

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Judith Johnston

Citation:

George Eliot [pseud], Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot, (Cambridge, 1998), p. 40, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7199, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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